Weapons industry: Australia arming itself massively

Due to the growing tension in his atrium Australia increased its military budget by 35 per cent compared to earlier predictions. He is likely to exceed this per

Weapons industry: Australia arming itself massively

Due to the growing tension in his atrium Australia increased its military budget by 35 per cent compared to earlier predictions. He is likely to exceed this permanently more than 2 percent of its economic output. The fifth continent will be spent in the next ten years to 270 billion Australian dollars (165,34 billion euros) for the Expansion of its defence, said Prime Minister Scott Morrison. In the past few years, the German armaments industry of Australia's rearmament had benefits, such as the sale of war ships, trucks and tanks. Lost, however, the sought-after large-scale order for the construction of submarine boats, the had applied for ThyssenKrupp.

Christoph Hein

Economics correspondent for South Asia/Pacific, based in Singapore.

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"There is a new dynamics of the strategic competition and the more or less benevolent of safety climate, the Australia – approximately since the fall of the Berlin wall to the global financial crisis – has enjoyed is over," said Morrison, according to his speech in front of Australian cadets. In the new twist of armament, the German manufacturer will have a spiral is probably less of a chance: The Australian government is planning now for the first time to buy long-range missiles. Analysts expect that Canberra will first purchase 200 missiles of the American Navy for around 800 million Australian dollars. The Anti-ship missiles have a range of 370 kilometers and more than twice as much as the current rockets of the Australian Navy. In addition, the government is considering development or purchase of missiles with much longer range.

Without coercion and fear

"We need to consider the reality – we have moved into a new and less benevolent strategic Era," says Morrison with a view to the increasingly aggressive emergence of China. "In an Era in which the institutions and patterns of cooperation that have served over the decades, our prosperity and our security, come under growing strain. The risk of miscalculation and even conflict – is growing. Skills and accessibility to grow. Necessary, are widely used.“

The Navy is to be expanded with a further 75 billion Australian dollars for the air force 65 billion for the country's armed forces, 55 billion dollars are available. 50 billion will flow into community projects with partners, such as the development of supersonic weapons. An additional 15 billion dollars go to the defense of attacks via the Internet after Australia was exposed to a major hacker attack, which analysts are convinced that he had originated from Beijing, although China denies this. Alone 7 billion Australian dollars of military space are dedicated to.

with no mention of the dictatorship of China at this point, wanted Morrison to leave no doubt as to whom he thinks in his description of the new defense: "We have the freedom to live our life the way we have chosen – in an open, democratic society, without coercion or fear. We do not plan our neighbours to intimidate or to Silence. We respect your autonomy. And we expect you to respect ours. Sovereignty means self-respect. The freedom to be yourself. Independence and free Thinking. We will not give up, never.”

Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 03:19

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