Aussie sub doing well against US ships in RIMPAC exercise

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Aussie sub doing well against US ships in RIMPAC exercise

An Australian submarine is doing quite well against U.S. subs in the RIMPAC military exercise taking place in and around Hawaii, according to a report inThe Australian.

Commodore Stuart Mayer, the commander of the Australian contingent in the exercise, was quoted in the report as saying the Aussie sub HMAS Farncomb is "winning a lot more than she's losing" in its war games against U.S. nuclear-powered subs.

Mayer told the Australian that the Aussie sub's performance so far in the exercise has "surprized a lot of people and it's really pushed the Americans in particular very hard."

As part of its RIMPAC involvement, the Farncomb also launched a torpedo on Sunday, which split in two a retired U.S. supply ship. The USNS Kilauea then sunk in about 40 minutes, the report said.

Source: The Australian

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