How powerful is the Royal Australian Navy?

How powerful is the Royal Australian Navy? Australia is an island country surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. It has a massive 25000 km of coastline and claims approximately 8150000 square kilometres of Exclusive Economic Zone.

According to the global firepower index 2022 RAN has 43 ships and in terms of the Naval Fleet it ranked 50 out of 142 countries. In terms of total battle fleet tonnage Australia will rank between 10-15 with approximately 185000 tonnes. The RAN consists of 43 commissioned vessels and over 19000 personnel including 3000 reserve personnel.

The navy is one of the largest and most sophisticated naval forces in the South Pacific region with a significant presence in the Indian Ocean and worldwide operations in support of military campaigns and peacekeeping missions. As of 2022 Royal Australian Navy operates:

2x Canberra class Landing helicopter dock

3x Hobart class Destroyers

8x Anzac class Frigates

6x Collins class Submarines

2x Supply class Replenishment oiler

1x Bay class Landing ship dock

12x Patrol Vessels

4x Huon class Minehunters and 2x Leeuwin class Survey ships.


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