OPINION | Clarity needed on a “capability gap”

Lowering the Australian white ensign for the last time on HMAS Anzac during the ship's decommissioning ceremony held at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia, May 18, 2024

As part of the original crew of HMAS Anzac, I was sad to see the ship decommissioned last month after almost 30 years’ service. The retirement of this warship inevitably sparked discussions about a potential “capability gap” in the Royal Australian Navy’s surface combatant fleet, especially in...


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