There is a lot of water around Australia. The country’s ability to monitor it has never looked even remotely sufficient. Now, however, the maritime surveillance capacity of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) looks to be at least doubling over the next decade or so, with rising numbers of aircraft that will each be able to cover a bigger area of ocean. The first of 15 Boeing P-8 Poseidons destined for service with the RAAF is due to arrive this month. Seven Northrop Grumman MQ-4C ...

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