Saturday, February 19, 2011

BIGGEST SHIP EVER FOR AUSTRALIAN NAVY

(Department of Defence photo)

The biggest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy has been launched amid pomp and ceremony at the northern Spanish port of Ferrol.

HMAS Canberra and the HMAS Adelaide are amphibious assault ships being built by a Spanish ship-building company, and they are not expected to be in service for three years.

While they are based on an off-the-shelf aircraft carrier design, the ships are billed as a whole lot more.

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2 comments:

  1. That is a jump ramp on the bow. It seems that this design will be very inefficient for a pure helicopter aerial component. However, with the phasing out of Harriers by both the US and the UK, what else is available other than the Russian stuff? Certainly not $150M F35s.

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