Age of the Dragon

Ukraines destruction of Russian cruiser Moskva shows how warships struggle to survive

Bradley Perrett
By Bradley Perrett
Updated April 22 2022 - 2:50am, first published 1:30am
The cruiser Moskva was Russia's flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, and was sunk by Ukraine on April 14. Picture: AAP

Can surface warships survive? It's a crucial question, since we spend a huge chunk of our defence budget on building them and put hundreds of sailors in them.

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Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett is a regular ACM columnist with a focus on Australia's relationship with China, covering defence, strategy, trade, economics and domestic policy. He was based in Beijing as a journalist from 2004 to 2020. His articles are supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

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