Royal Australian Navy Modernization Plan in Full Swing

December 2007
Sea Power;Dec2007, Vol. 50 Issue 12, p47
The article reports that the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has achieved several goals of its modernization program with the completion of construction contracts for the Hobart-class destroyer and Canberra-class Amphibious Ship programs. According to the author, a new class of offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has been planned by Mexico to follow the Oaxaca class. Meanwhile, one Fregate Europeene Multi-Missions (FREMM) frigate has been agreed to be purchased by the Royal Moroccan Navy.


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