But we knew that already.
IF Australia goes with a Japanese design for its Future Submarines it must build the vessels in SA to keep taxpayers dollars and jobs in this country.
Defence Teaming Centre chief executive officer Chris Burns was commenting about the head of the Royal Australian Navy's Future Submarine Program heading to Japan this month to look at its Soryu-class vessels.
"If we can take a Japanese design and adapt it to Australia's needs and then fabricate it in SA then that's investing in Australian jobs, Australian innovation and Australian security for the future," Mr Burns said.
Just a few challenges ahead, I suspect. Behaviour and all that.