A big naval expansion, fighter-force renewal are top items in Canberra’s new white paper
Australia will powerfully strengthen and reorient its defense forces in the face of a rising China that it expects to wield an increasingly long reach. Assessing risks in the changing Asian balance of power out to 2030, a defense white paper sets out plans for land-attack missiles as a strategic strike force based on a fleet of larger and more numerous warships. One-for-one replacement of the country’s combat aircraft, previously only an aspiration of the Royal Australian Air Force, ...
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