Global Amphibious Warfare Programme Investment and the 'Battle for Access'

Recent years have seen a spike in the number of global militaries either acquiring or beginning to develop new amphibious vehicles. Included in the European table are Italy, France, Spain and Turkey, while moving eastward, Japan, China, Australia and the Republic of Korea are all proud owners of modernised amphibious programmes. Add to that list the UK’s decision to replace its Vikings with Warthogs (Broncos), amphibious-capable vehicles that have reportedly intimidated insurgents in...
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