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The RAN wants a third 26,000 tonne amphibious ship equipped with vertical take-off jet fighters, a fourth $2 billion air warfare destroyer and cruise missiles that could strike targets thousands of kilometres away.
The list comes at a time when the RAN can barely find enough sailors to crew its existing fleet.
Originlly posted by Willard856
Australian Navy wants extra landing ship and destroyer, plus Tomahawks and F-35B
The fighters would cost about $100 million each
The Spanish navy will carry 30 Harrier jump jets aboard its similar ships.
Originally posted by Melbourne_Militia
What I would love to know is why does the Australian Givernment feel this strategic increase is warranted and what possible future threats do they see approaching us both in the near future and further on?