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AWD Hobart

AWD combat system: An upgrade for the Aegis

By James Mugg

This paper examines the delivery of the AWDs and the combat system to date, and explores what upgrades might be possible in the stated period. 

We’re about to spend a lot of money completing the current three AWDs, only to turn around and spend a lot more money upgrading them. If the government wants to spend $4–5 billion on improving naval capability over the next 12 years, there might be more useful ways to spend the money.