Category: Maritime Power

Australia’s grand naval shipbuilding plan

Australia has long built warships and submarines, albeit on a stop-go basis. However, the shipyard infrastructures for each new build and the associated skills developed during the construction phase have generally dissipated after the...

Defining Australia’s future submarine

Project Sea 1000 aims to deliver twelve regionally superior submarines to the Royal Australian Navy from the early 2030s to replace the current fleet of six Collins class boats.Australia’s unique requirements call for twelve...

China launches first Type 055 Destroyer

The entry into service of the new Type 055 destroyer is unlikely to provide a major boost in capability to the Chinese Navy (the PLA-N), instead representing a continuing evolutionary approach to surface combatant...

North Korea’s Submarines

Although comprising mostly outdated and ageing vessels, North Korea’s submarine fleet will pose a threat, during a conflict, to ships operating close to the Korean coastline. Outside of declared hostilities these boats provide Pyongyang...

Connecting the nodes… Airborne Gateway

One high priority concept being pursued under Air Force’s ‘Plan Jericho’ is the use of electronic gateways to link platforms across the whole Defence Force, allowing data to flow freely around the battlespace.  In...