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Report: US, Australia to Ink 25-Year Military Exercise Agreement

The U.S. and Australian governments were set to sign an agreement to conduct joint military exercises in Australia for 25 years as the U.S. shifts its focus to the Pacific, Agence France-Presse reported Monday. Australian Defence Minister David Johnston told a press conference that nearly 2,500 U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force troops …

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David Johnston: Australia Plans $300M Seasparrow Missile Upgrade

Australia’s defense agency is looking to modernize an Evolved Seasparrow missile system that Australian naval forces use to defend ships against missile threats. The Australian government intends to extend collaboration with the NATO Seasparrow Consortium and allocate a $300 million budget for the missile upgrade, the Australian defense department said Sunday. …

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Japan, Australia Officials to Discuss Military Partnerships

Defense and foreign affairs officials from both Japan and Australia are set to discuss closer military ties amid the growing maritime tensions in the Asia-Pacific region with China, Agence France-Presse reported Sunday. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera will met their Australian counterparts Julie Bishop and …

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