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Honestly, this is fairly dull. I’ll dip back in when we get to come juicy questions.
(Maybe giving up on a boring press conference should be another sip on the blog drinking game.)
AAP has a bit more info about these military announcements today:
Australia will produce its own guided missiles under a $1 billion plan to build a new weapons facility in partnership with a global arms manufacturer.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, having the ability for self-reliance, be it vaccine development or the defence of Australia, is vital to meeting our own requirements in a changing global environment…
It’s an imperative we now proceed with the creation of a sovereign guided weapons capability as a priority, accelerating this process following the idea first being explored in the force structure plan.