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