Full Steam ahead for Royal Australian Navy Deployments

Five Royal Australian Navy ships will set sail from Australia over the next three weeks for regional presence deployments throughout the Indo-Pacific region. HMA ships Canberra, Waramunga and Supply will participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2022 (RIMPAC 22), in and around the Hawaiian Islands. HMA ships Sydney and Perth, supported by HMAS Supply, will work with regional partners…

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The Rise of Australia’s Prize Defense Export

Some of the world’s largest warships are protected from missile attack by Nulka, an Australian-designed rocket that pretends to be a ship. Its developers struggled for decades bring their ideas to fruition, until the sinking of the British guided missile destroyer HMS Sheffield in the Falklands War helped change military thinking. On May 4, 1982, the guided-missile destroyer HMS Sheffield,…

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