A new Navy plan – money, frigates & floating missile trucks but no lessons from the Black or Red Seas
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Written by

Marcus Hellyer and Michael Shoebridge

The Grumpy Strategists review the Australian Government’s “Enhanced Lethality Surface Combatant” Plan, which resurrects the 1990s habit of getting stuff ‘fitted for but not with’ key elements. It means new ships for a navy in desperate need of them, but creates more budget and personnel pressures for a defence organisation already dealing with unaffordable existing plans.