Australian Study Favors Shorter Warship Lives

Credit: HMAS Sydney: U.S. Navy
BEIJING—Keeping warships for only 20 years rather than the usual 30 may be an economical policy, Australian researchers have found as the country approaches a local shipbuilding program that threatens to consume much of the defense budget. The costly and disruptive modernization usually needed after...
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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