Australia Navy Nations // Australia/New Zealand

OVERVIEW The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) follows a "two-ocean navy" concept of maritime defense, maintaining separate fleets on the east and west coasts. The RAN also operates a fleet air arm, with units on each coast. Australia's maritime amphibious forces are under the operational control of the army, not the navy. With the ongoing influx of illegal immigrants via boats, the navy was forced to deploy a greater proportion of its fleet in northern Australia in an attempt to intercept...


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