Australian Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    It is not the problem and I know perfectly the Australian Defense Policy

    It is obvious yet since long time Australia and China are " not big friends" for some reasons various... and Australia do military excercises with ASEAN countries not with China also by ex deploy to regularly aicrafts to Butterworth in Malaysia before even Mirage III i am enough well informed and since very long time not a rookie...


    And i have books again more old...
     
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    what problems you are talking about? who said you were a rookie?

    again ... have you been to Australia?

    056/A is perfectly suit Australia for coastal defense, you would understand if you know Australia and been there ;););)
     
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    Sorry but your really " heavy " !

    No the RAAN is a true Blue Water Navy since always never have ideas and needs for Corvettes ofc and also for SSK want a big Ocean Going so Soryu etc... or finaly Shortfin Barracuda clearly more big than Yuan for range/autonomy you don't want trust me your in your closed opinion i see but i am certain Jeff Head confirm it o_O
     
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    heavy? what are you talking about? :mad:
     
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    Anyone else heard the news about the Spanish supplied landing craft to RAN which sank when loaded with Abram tank ?

    12 craft were sold for the two LHD advertised as capable of lifting the MBT

    At over 60 tons apparently landing craft sank too low into the water

    Now that's down under not good news
     
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    A couple officers of the Royal Australian Navy were present when this OP was performed where an Spanish Army Leopard 2A4 (marginally lighter than the AUS M1A1 Abrams) was loaded in an spanish LCM1E.

    Supposedly the behaviour of the LCM was considered good enough for the RAN officers.

    I'm spanish and I have a couple friends in the army (Specops) and Navy (one captain and two Lts).

    Regarding the LCM 1Es capabilities, their design was done in 1999 with 2 prototypes built. The rest of LCM1Es were modified vessels with modifications based on the prototypes capabilities.

    From what someone has told me, the LCM can move with an M1A1,but..... with little reserves, and that should only be done in relatively good sea conditions.
     
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    Détails but not Leopard 2A4 it is a Leopard 2A6E the first do 55 t, after 62 and M1A1 marginally heavier 63 t
     
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    RAAN tanker Sirius with 2 Perry/Adelaide
    RAAN tanker Sirius .jpg
     
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    your Vehículo Abrams from
    Monday at 8:08 AM
    beautiful Capacidad!
     
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    Yes that was the story

    Combat ready Abram is over 60 tons the promotional video was showing a much lighter tank I think it was the M60 Patton

    RAN took 12 of these craft $240 million deal and has 59 Abram tanks

    Question is what will be the outcome
     
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