With the Abbott government’s announcement of a new ship building program in Adelaide, there will be plenty of argument over the logic and strategic basis of the decision, on top of the ongoing domestic shipbuilding debate.

Senior Consultant at Noetic’s Washington D.C. office, John Watts, has recently contributed an article on the ASPI Strategist blog site, ‘The Future Frigate: power generation and emerging weapons systems.’ The article discusses elements relating to utility, strategic value, naval warfare, operational conditions and technology (including rail guns and lasers).

To read the full article visit: http://www.aspistrategist.org.au/the-future-frigate-power-generation-and-emerging-weapons-systems/