Well ladies and gents, it all started happening this week. Defence Minister Kevin Andrews released the eagerly awaited First Principles Review and ASPI has a good hard look at Sea 5000 and associated maritime doctrine and industrial issues. And all of this comes in the wake of the Sub Summit last week. If you're not engaged in Defence at the moment, you're missing out.
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