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Integrating Unmanned Maritime Capabilities to Tackle Hybrid Threats

Western and regional navies operating around the Persian Gulf have for some time faced the challenge of hybrid threats, including from unmanned systems. Now...
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RAN Melds Unmanned Systems Into New Model Navy

The Royal Australian Navy’s new strategy for developing unmanned surface and sub-surface systems delivers both capability and capacity to support the navy’s new fleet. Navies...
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Defend and Deter

Published in the November/December 2020 Issue - The air defence threat-and-response equation exists increasingly in integrated layers. Armada looks at two examples of how...
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Better Than Ever?

The Royal Australian Navy’s six Collins-class diesel-electric submarines are delivering improved operational output, just as Australia’s requirement for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) appears to be...
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Unmanned Tranformation

"Autonomous Warrior" drive RAN to boost unmanned system roles in sea control, situational awareness. Royal Australian Navy Task Group-based operations The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is...
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Frigates Stepping-Up

Modern frigates are now being equipped with greater capacity to deliver ‘high end’ force protection. Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group (CSG) The inaugural deployment in...
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Up Gunning: CIWS Threats and Responses

Dr. Lee Willett - Whether to meet state-based or asymmetric threats, close-in weapons system capabilities remain central to naval operations in the Asia-Pacific region. Western navies...
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Competitive advantage

Dr. Lee Willett - The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) sees people as central to winning the next fight. Over the last decade, several factors have converged...
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Amphibious Sustained Reach

Large ships can, by definition, support a number of tasks. Such flexibility inherent in both amphibious and logistics platforms is being exploited by a...

Strength on the surface

Naval orders-of-battle are on the rise in the Asia-Pacific. Mounting tensions over territory, resources and state-on-state rivalries at sea are prompting Asia-Pacific navies to...

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