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A new aircraft carrier for the Royal Australian Navy?

dc.contributor.authorBrown, Gary
dc.contributor.authorWoolner, Derek
dc.description.abstractThe 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.
dc.publisherCanberra : Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper (Australian National University. Strategic and Defence Studies Centre) ; no. 57
dc.subjectAircraft Carriers
dc.subjectMilitary Spending
dc.subjectAustralian Royal Navy
dc.titleA new aircraft carrier for the Royal Australian Navy?
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.type.statusPublished Version
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceDigitised by The Australian National University in 2022.
CollectionsANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC)
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