12 December 2019

ASPI analyst questions Australian naval investment plans

janes.com

Major investment in new submarines, frigates, and offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has left the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) with little or no financial headroom to exploit potentially game-changing technologies, a key analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has warned. The Project Sea 1000 Attack-class submarine, the Project Sea 5000 Hunter-class frigate, and the Project Sea 1180 Arafura-class OPV are intended to progressively recapitalise the RAN's frontline over the next 25 [...]