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Capability gap raises questions on Australia’s defence strategy

Australia is at an early point in a decades-long programme to build up its Navy and is experiencing some unwelcome hiccups.

Submarine construction for the Royal Australian Navy at the Osborne dock at Port Adelaide.

Australia has had a Naval Shipbuilding Plan since May 2017 and the official line is that the Navy is in the process of the “greatest regeneration of our country’s naval capability since the Second World War”.

Despite these bullish words, however, the Navy is struggling to make its existing

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Lachlan Colquhoun Wed, 17 Jan 2024
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