Beyond 2017: The Australian Defence Force and amphibious warfare

Ken Gleiman, Peter Dean

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportpeer-review


    The delivery of Australias new amphibious warships, HMAS Canberra and Adelaide, is an important milestone in the ADFs quest to develop a strategically relevant amphibious warfare capability. Australias position in the world makes the effort a strategic imperative, but the ADF still has a long way to go and many critical decisions ahead if its to develop an amphibious warfare capability thats ready for future challenges. The resources committed to the effort and the associated opportunity costs have been and will be substantial, and the overall need for the capability must be weighed against other priorities, but if Australias going to do it, we should do it properly. The aim of the paper was to identify some of the key decisions to be made by ADF leaders over the next two years to ensure that Australia has an amphibious warfare capability thats effective and relevant to future challenges and provide specific recommendations on them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    Commissioning bodyAustralian Strategic Policy Institute
    Number of pages48
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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