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Defence Insight: Year in review (Naval)

18th December 2019 - 12:00 GMT | by Harriet Haywood in London


The year has been an eventful one, with multiple major contracts announced and new generations of vessels entering service. The US Navy continued its drive towards a 355-ship fleet, while European and Asian navies saw their carrier and submarine capabilities expand.

Navies across the globe are faced with dilemma: modern ships are hugely capable, highly advanced systems yet come with a considerable price tag. Balancing the demands of replacing legacy ships and the high cost of procurement requires difficult decisions about where to focus scarce resources.   

This pressure is felt even in the US, where the need to

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Harriet Haywood


Harriet Haywood

Harriet Haywood was a Shephard Media analyst based in London. She graduated with a masters …

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