The military partnership between the US and Australia is strengthening with a view to containing China. The article by Giuseppe Gagliano
As indicated by the main international news agencies, the Australian Defense Minister, Linda Reynolds, has announced a major investment in the development and supply of new air and anti-ship defense missiles, advanced torpedoes and military vessels.
AUSTRALIAN INVESTMENT FOR MISSILE DEVELOPMENT
Specifically, the planned anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles will have a range of more than 370 kilometers and will be able to hit land targets more than 1,500 kilometers away.
IN PARTICULAR IN THE EVOLVED SEA SPARROW
The technical profile part of the above investments will be devoted to the development of the Evolved Sea Sparrow missile and the advanced variants of the SM-2 and SM-6 anti-aircraft missiles. Notably the Sea Sparrow has a relatively short range but provides warships with effective defense against advanced, high-speed anti-ship missiles.
PRODUCED BY US RAYTHEON
It is extremely significant – both economically and strategically – that the Evolved Sea Sparrow missile is manufactured by the American Raytheon .
THE MILITARY PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND AUSTRALIA IN ANTI-CHINA FUNCTION
This obviously means that the American and Australian military partnership is being strengthened with a view to Chinese containment. China's projection of maritime power in the Indo-Pacific and South China Sea can only worry both Australia and the United States.
Of similar significance are the Australian investments in relation to eight new ships that may be able to conduct hydrographic research, research which is fundamental in order to identify the presence of opposing submarines.
This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/mondo/cosa-fara-raytheon-per-australia-in-funzione-anti-cina/ on Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:07:42 +0000.