Australian Shipbuilding/Royal Australian Navy

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Royal Australian Navy

Defence Reviews

By Dan Middlemiss, 19 August 2022 The United Kingdom published its new National Maritime Security Strategy (NMSS) on 15 August 2022. The full report can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-maritime-security-strategy The […]

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Changes to Australia’s Submarine Plans

By David Dunlop, 16 September 2021 Australia has now done an about-face and scrapped the 12 boat French DCNS Barracuda Block 1A submarine deal. The French/Naval Group naturally are livid […]

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Australia – Naval Paradise?

Brian Bertosa, 27 April 2021 I’ve just read an article published in The Forge, an Australian defence department journal. It’s entitled “JPME with a Purpose: Breaking through the Mythology.” It […]

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Thinking about Procurement Options

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) has published another great paper by Ian Mack. It’s called “Another Way to Buy Frigates.” As the title suggests, there are ways other than […]

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Shipbuilding in Canada and Australia

20 January 2019. It’s not hard to see similarities between Canada and Australia. Both are former British colonies with a system of government inherited from the British, both are big […]

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Submarine Races in Asia

6 November 2018. The news out of Asia is always interesting. But from a naval perspective, it’s particularly interesting. There are multiple states spending huge sums to update their navies, […]

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Australia Selects BAE’s Type 26: Implications for Canada

3 July 2018.  On 29 June 2018 the Australian government announced [https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/christopher-pyne/media-releases/joint-media-release-prime-minister-minister-defence-2] that it had selected a variant of BAE’s Type 26 frigate for the Royal Australian Navy. The 9-ship […]

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Australia’s Frigate Design Decision

Canada is currently going through the difficult process of deciding which of the bids for the Canadian Surface Combatant to accept. Canada is looking at three design proposals – Spain/Navantia […]

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Australian Naval Shipbuilding Plan

The Australian government announced its much-anticipated Naval Shipbuilding Plan. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull characterized the plan as “…this is nation-building, it is unashamedly nationalistic.” The government says the plan will […]

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New Australian Submarines

A fascinating and thought-provoking article which leads one to wonder about plans to replace the Victoria-class and whether the French would ever talk to Canada again about submarine procurement. Read […]

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