Australia's Boosts Its Defence By Involvement in Hypersonics
With U.K, and the U.S., Australia will cooperate also on electronic warfare capabilities.
Australia's involvement in the development of hypersonic missiles with treaty partners the United States and Britain was part of an effort to achieve peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated last week.
Mr Morrison told reporters in Sydney that hypersonic missiles, like cyber capabilities, were a key modern combat technology and Australia wanted to significantly upgrade its capabilities.
Asked if his expectation was Communist China would invade Taiwan in the next decade and if Australia would be involved in any war, Mr Morrison answered that he was building up defence capabilities to avoid those sort of scenarios.
We do these things to keep Australians safe; we do these things to bring balance and strategic certainty to our region, he said, adding that included working with the Aukus alliance and the Quad grouping of the United States, Japan, Australia and India.