Australia said last month it would create a new military unit to train and assist its allies in the Pacific. Photo: EPA Australia said last month it would create a new military unit to train and assist its allies in the Pacific. Photo: EPA
Australia said last month it would create a new military unit to train and assist its allies in the Pacific. Photo: EPA
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Australia to spend US$340 million on upgrading special forces with one eye on Chinese influence in the Pacific

  • The investment represents ‘the biggest single commitment to upgrading the capability of our defence forces since the Second World War’
  • Funding will mostly be for equipment, including body armour, weapons, diving and parachuting equipment and roping and climbing systems

Topic |   Australia
Australia said last month it would create a new military unit to train and assist its allies in the Pacific. Photo: EPA Australia said last month it would create a new military unit to train and assist its allies in the Pacific. Photo: EPA
Australia said last month it would create a new military unit to train and assist its allies in the Pacific. Photo: EPA
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