Dozens of major Australian military equipment acquisitions are running billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule,  Defense Minister Richard Marles said, while warning the nation faces its “most challenging circumstances” since World War II. Photo: Reuters/File
Dozens of major Australian military equipment acquisitions are running billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule, Defense Minister Richard Marles said, while warning the nation faces its “most challenging circumstances” since World War II. Photo: Reuters/File
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Amid China concerns, Australian defence projects billions over budget, decades late, minister says

  • At least 28 defence projects are collectively 97 years late, Defence Minister Richard Marles said.
  • Defence Minister also warned the nation faces its ‘most challenging circumstances’ since World War II