Australia to buy Tomahawk cruise missiles from the US to strengthen its defense against China

Australia to buy Tomahawk cruise missiles from the US to strengthen its defense against China

Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, announced Thursday that it will acquire USA Tomahawk long-range cruise missiles in a strengthening of its military defenses in the face of a booming China.

“We will improve our long-range strike capabilities, including cruise missiles Tomahawk that will be equipped on the Hobart-class destroyers of the Royal Australian Navy “Morrison told reporters in Canberra.

Despite this, the Australian leader extended an “open invitation” to Chinese President Xi Jinping to resume high-level talks between the two countries, currently stalled.

“There is an open invitation to President Xi to discuss other issues,” assured.

Hours earlier, in a videoconference with his American and British counterparts, Joe Biden and Boris Johnson, Morrison announced that the oceanic country will build nuclear-powered submarines as part of a triple alliance to strengthen naval capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region.

Morrison confirmed that this agreement marks the abandonment of the AU $ 90 billion ($ 66 billion) contract signed with France for the construction of conventional submarines.

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