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THE navy's front-line fighting ships cannot defend themselves and are unable to be sent into battle, despite a $1.4 billion upgrade.
A navy insider close to the 4000-tonne Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigates has revealed the ships' complex electronic systems are not working properly.
He told The Advertiser that sending the 1970s ships to war would be like sending a VK Commodore to race at Bathurst.
Originally posted by Conspiracy Theorist
This would be funny if it wasnt so scary. $1.4 billion dollars and the damning things still dont work.
What is the point of a navy that cant be deployed?
Originally posted by DrLee
The main thing is they are still better than Indonesia's ships. Which is our closest threat.
Originally posted by DaRAGE
Is it that hard to get a computer system hooked up to radar, missile launchers hooked up to shoot at things on radar, or on ground targets, and have the torpedoes hooked up to the sonar to seek out the subs? Has it got air defence preped to take out in bound air threats.... What else does the ship need to do? Steer? How hard can it honestly be?
Originally posted by webpirate
I'm just wondering if we can get the same electronics on our ships here in America, so King George can't keep sending them into create warzones across the globe?