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Australia wants navy boats with lots of weapons, but no crew. Will they run afoul of international law?

By Simon McKenzie, Lecturer in Law, Griffith University
The Australian Navy is set to be transformed. On top of existing plans for nuclear submarines, the government yesterday announced a scheme for an “enhanced lethality surface combatant fleet” including six new “optionally crewed” vessels.

The advantages of these vessels, which can operate with or without a crew, are…The Conversation

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