A new aircraft carrier for the Royal Australian Navy?
|Title:||A new aircraft carrier for the Royal Australian Navy?|
|Keywords:||Aircraft Carriers;Military Spending;Australian Royal Navy|
|Publisher:||Canberra : Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University|
|Series/Report no.:||Working paper (Australian National University. Strategic and Defence Studies Centre) ; no. 57|
The Australian Government's decision to acquire a new aircraft carrier is critically analysed in strategic, operational and financial terms. The paper concludes that the strategic justification offered is "not proven", that the operational characteristics of available contenders do not satisfy assessed requirements and that the Australian defence budget cannot support both planned outlays and carrier associated costs. A comprehensive re-assessment of naval force structure is recommended.
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