Australia Overview Nations // Australia/New Zealand



OVERVIEW As the Australian continent is surrounded by water, the country must defend 25,670 kilometers of coastline (roughly 16,000 mi), thus necessitating consistent, significant investment in naval and air surveillance assets. Australia has also been a frequent contributor to multinational missions, and therefore investment emphasis is traditionally placed on out-of-theater deployment capabilities. Australia has traditionally depended on a system described as "Forward Defence."...

 

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