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Upgrade or replace: a cost comparison of Australian warship service lives

Thursday, 13 April 2017

By: Alastair Cooper and James Mugg

This analysis of warship service life options comes at a time when Australia is planning to embark upon a substantial naval shipbuilding venture. It looks at the implications of warship service life for the overall cost-of-ownership and the operation of the RAN as an enterprise, and proposes options for consideration in the development of the future submarine and frigate programs.
SI116_warship-lives.pdf - PDF (289.9 KB)