Is the Australian government gearing up for war?
By Herman Schoenfeld
The Albanese government has gone a multi-billion dollar spending spree arming up for war.
NEW ROCKET SYSTEMS
Earlier in January, Australia acquired a US-made long-range, mobile rocket system, similar to the one used by Ukraine in their conflict with Russian forces.
The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) will be used to deter attacks on Australia, but can also be transported by plane for use worldwide.
The decision to purchase HIMARS was influenced by the system’s effectiveness in the Ukraine conflict, according to Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy.
“In the current strategic environment, it’s important the Australian Defence Force is equipped with high-end, targeted military capabilities.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP
The HIMARS will extend the Australian army’s strike range from 30 kilometres to 300km, and eventually to 500km with a future precision-strike missile.
The minister stated that the system’s ease of transport makes it a “really fundamental asset” that can be deployed anywhere in the world.
The government plans to deploy HIMARS, which includes launchers, missiles, and training rockets, in 2026-2027.
The Department of Defence has also signed a contract with Kongsberg, a Norway-based company, to fit the Navy’s Hobart Class destroyers and Anzac Class frigates with the Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) beginning in 2024. The NSM will be used to replace the outdated Harpoon anti-ship missile on these ships.
“The Naval Strike Missile is a major step up in capability for our Navy’s warships.”
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Pat Conroy MP
Additionally, the Albanese government revealed on January 17 that they intend to purchase 40 Black Hawk helicopters for $2.8 billion, as a replacement for the army’s current fleet.
These acquisitions align with the “AirSea Battle” strategy, which previously was considered a “unthinkable war” but now seems to be a looming reality as preparations for advanced naval warfare in the Indo-Pacific region appear to be underway.
This emphasis on military preparedness has been accompanied by an increase in assertive diplomatic actions by the Australian government in the Pacific region.
Australia aims to counter perceived Chinese influence and promote military agreements with Pacific nations.
They have already entered into such an agreement with Vanuatu, allowing for significant Australian military presence on the island, and are pressuring Papua New Guinea to do the same.
Whilst the cost of all these systems were not disclosed, it is part of a larger spending plan that totals over $4 billion.
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8 thoughts on “Is the Australian government gearing up for war?”
Just another money laudering machine and to keep everyone living in fear. I grew up with nuclear anniliation always in the background, nothing has changed.
Sorry BUT I would feel “safer” knowing Australia has the capabilities to DEFEND itself.. at the moment we are a walk over / walk in… so Yes we need to be prepared why else do we have good locks on our houses / and extra security for our businesses etc etc to prevent any break in… so YES we need to be able to DEFEND our self.. against anyone. everyone that MAY want to push us over…. … !! Get real people who think all is clean green zero and happy…. and we wont ever be the target especially for a country that has how many people look at their daily increase in numbers.. IF that doesn;t wake you up… we may as well leave the door open as in no defense and just start learnng their language quick smart!!! A country.. that needs FOOD and space to grow and space to build factories.. wake up Australia….friends… no dont think so…
Australia’s already been over-run. Australia is no longer Australia. What does “herself” mean? Who do you think they’ll defend? It’s certainly isn’t you.
The way I see it, is that we are such a small population that defending ourselves from the likes of China or North Korea would be a joke without assistance from the US or some other larger nation. Besides Australia has already been taken over, we let foreign entities lease and buy our resources and water and set up shop here. Who in their right mind would allow the Chinese to buy up property, agricultural land, dairies, ports etc. Only very stupid politicians, whom we have plenty of it seems.
They are good at using taxpayer money. They could probably not defend themselves in a war with China and the whole thing is just war games at our expense.
I am reminded of Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon saying back 2016 “We’re going to war in the South China Sea in five to 10 years”. So far it’s looking very possible that is going to become a reality, well at least the theater of war for the masses!
IT’S’ American = ARE THEY SURE THAT THIS OVERPRICED ‘CRAP’ EVEN WORKS – Against ‘PROPER’ military ‘KIT’?? & HAVE we got ANY Cognitive available Personnel, After their ‘Jabs’, AND, WHAT are we even ‘Doing’ AGAIN, in another ‘Mind Your Business’ CONflict, when THE Govt., helped ‘Promote’ Issues Previously?
‘Used in Ukraine’ – How’s that working for Them – The ‘Sacrificial’ Ukrainian Youth, on the Globalists Depopulation of that Country, ‘Front’?
CLOWN FEST REVISIT = ‘National Defence’. Who said Govt & Crats, Couldn’t do ‘STAND UP COMEDY’?