Old but Gold : The Continued Relevance of Naval Gunfire Support for the Royal Australian Navy

Paget, Steven (2014) Old but Gold : The Continued Relevance of Naval Gunfire Support for the Royal Australian Navy. Security Challenges, 10 (3). pp. 73-94. ISSN 1833-1459

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Abstract

Despite an extensive history of providing naval gunfire support (NGS) during the twentieth century, the relevance of the capability to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) came under scrutiny at the turn of the twenty-first century. However, the provision of NGS during the 2003 Iraq War indicated that the capability remained useful in the modern era. Furthermore, lessons learned during past RAN operations and those of the Royal Navy and United States Navy demonstrate the enduring relevance of NGS. Australia’s development of an amphibious capability will ensure that NGS remains useful in the future for a number of important reasons, including utility, cost-effectiveness and interoperability.

Keywords:Royal Australian Navy, Naval gunfire support
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V261 Australian History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V391 Military History
L Social studies > L251 Strategic studies
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:46024
Deposited On:18 Oct 2021 14:58

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