Huge Water Fountain caused by  below surface explosion of a sea mine in the ocean. Photo: Shutterstock/File
Huge Water Fountain caused by below surface explosion of a sea mine in the ocean. Photo: Shutterstock/File
Australia

Australia eyes more sea mines to shore up maritime defence amid China’s influence in Pacific

  • So-called smart sea mines are designed to differentiate between military targets and other types of ships, an Australian defence department statement said
  • China has plans to step up its presence in the Pacific and entered a security pact with Solomon Islands last year, raising concerns in the US and Australia

Huge Water Fountain caused by  below surface explosion of a sea mine in the ocean. Photo: Shutterstock/File
Huge Water Fountain caused by below surface explosion of a sea mine in the ocean. Photo: Shutterstock/File
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