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Ben Coleman

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Ben Coleman is a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, Canberra. Ben was formerly a senior public servant in the Department of Defence, where he worked in the areas of strategic policy, intelligence assessment, international policy and capability development.

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16 Feb 2018

Defence’s most comprehensive, and expensive, package of land force modernisation is underway, at a cost of $50–70 billion. Nine complementary programs cover every area of land warfare, from personal equipment for the soldiers through to unmanned aerial vehicles, amphibious craft, special forces helicopters, digital networks,...

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2 Nov 2017

The acquisition of offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) to replace the Australian Navy's Armidale-class patrol boats under Project SEA 1180 has attracted little scrutiny or comment. It deserves more.

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