Do you think they would have a permanent Army Detachment like the Canberra’s?I have yet to see any detail on manning requirements, but I personally think the sensible option would be small watercraft operated by Army and larger individual landing craft manned by RAN crews.
I’m at a complete loss as to what they are going to replace the LARC-Vs with. The LCH replacement will come later, suggest they want to get the LCM-8 replacement bedded down first. Doubt the Army would have the expertise to operate a ship of this size, so as to wether it ends up in RAN or ARA service, the Navy is going to have to be heavily involved getting this capability to FOC.Apologies in advance for the change of subject.
I'm confused by land 8710, from what I understand this covers the LCM8 and LARC-V but does this cover the LCH (Balikpapan-class)? If so is the Army or Navy going to operate them? Is there any details on requirements for replacements
Thanks in advance