The Australian government is revisiting its landing helicopter dock (LHD) plans as it transitions to a new class of LHDs. The exercise could lead to lease or purchase of ships to sustain crew for operations. It could also see Australia try to obtain a Bay-class ship the U.K. is taking out of service under plans devised in last year’s Strategic Defense and Security Review. Construction of the first of the new LHDs is to begin Feb. 18 with the goal of fielding the Navantia ship in ...
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