Australia said last month it would create a new military unit to train and assist its allies in the Pacific. Photo: EPAAustralia 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 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: EPAAustralia 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
READ FULL ARTICLE
Close
We need your support

Advertising helps us continue to provide quality content. Help support us by disabling your adblocker on our site.

How to whitelist us:
  1. 1
    Click on the AdBlock icon at the top right corner of your browser.
    For iOS, go to Settings/Safari/Content Blockers and turn it off.

    For Android, go to your Ad blocker app/Settings and turn it off.
  2. 2
    Click Enabled on this site until the text reads Disabled on this site.
  3. 2
    Click the cross icon on the top right corner to close this window and refresh the page.
  4. 3
    Click the cross icon on the top right corner to close this window and refresh the page.