Capability

OPV fleet a force multiplier

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By Marcus Hellyer* Australia can acquire extra maritime capability quickly and affordably while promoting local industry and the government’s continuous naval shipbuilding plan. My new ASPI...

N-subs and strategic stability in Indo-Pacific

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By Stephan Frühling* No other weapon system embodies the menacing, but also out-of-sight, presence of nuclear weapons better than the stealthy nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines...

The South Pacific strategic alliance

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By Richard Kouyoumdjian Inglis* Recently the Chilean Navy took control of the former HMAS “Melbourne” and HMAS “Newcastle” and renamed them “Capitán Prat” and “Almirante...

A new risk model for mine counter operations

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Copyright © 2020, Proceedings magazine, U.S. Naval Institute, reprinted with permission. www.usni.org By Captain Scott Craig, Royal Australian Navy* Marine warfare is often the “wicked problem”...

Autonomous systems: warship, torpedo or naval mine?

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Naval industries are edging closer to the development of unmanned maritime platforms with lethal autonomous capability—lethal autonomous maritime systems (LAMS). The emergence of LAMS...

Italian carriers with little to carry

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She squeezed through the narrow channel at the Maritime Military Arsenal in Taranto, Italy, all 27,000 tons of her. It was May 6,...

Fifth HMAS Sydney commissions at sea

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On 18 May, due to the coronavirus restrictions, the new destroyer HMAS Sydney became the first warship to commission...

Japan’s new hypervelocity missile

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It travels toward its target faster than five times the speed of sound, making course corrections nearly impossible to track, and carries...

Halves of HMAS Arafura come together

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Just shy of 18 months after the start of construction and one year since the official keel-laying ceremony for the Navy’s...

US ship incident near Paracels

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Chinese authorities said they sortied ships and aircraft to “track, monitor, verify, identify and expel” a U.S. warship from the Paracel Island...