China's "Carrier Killers"

Converted Australian ferry boats now unsettle AUKUS allies

By: Todd Crowell

A decade ago, an Australian naval architectural firm, AMD Consulting, signed a joint venture to export Australian ferry boats to China, using the company’s unique wave-piercing, supercharged dual hull design.

The Chinese quickly recognized that the catamaran hulls would make perfect platforms for a variety of military uses and began impor…

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