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Morrison plans $270b defence spending

DEFENCE SPENDING OVER THE NEXT DECADE

INFORMATION AND CYBER - $15 BILLION

* Boost offensive and defensive cyber capabilities

* Enhance electronic warfare and command and control systems

* Improve intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems

* Strengthen the ADF's network resilience from malicious actors

* Expand and upgrade systems for delivering top secret information and communications to strengthen defence's warfighting capability

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MARITIME FORCES - $75 BILLION

* Expanded maritime force including anti-submarine warfare, sealift, border security, maritime patrol, aerial warfare, area denial and undersea warfare

* Acquire and upgrade of navy and army maritime vessels to the 2050s

* Undersea surveillance systems

* Long-range maritime strike missiles

* Navy expected to add 650 people

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AIR FORCE - $65 billion

* Expand air combat and mobility

* New long-range weapons and remotely piloted and autonomous systems

* New fighter aircraft

* Expand operational radar network

* Improve air-launched strike capability

* Develop and test high-speed long-range strike weapons

* RAAF expected to add 100 people

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SPACE - $7 BILLION

* Improve resilience and self-reliance of Defence's space capabilities

* Deliver real-time communications and position, navigation and timing

* Upgrade and acquire new communications satellites and ground control stations under sovereign Australian control

* Build on space situational awareness capabilities

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LAND FORCES - $55 BILLION

* More combat power, and forces better connected, protected and integrated with each other and with partners

* Autonomous vehicles

* Long-range rockets and artillery systems including two regiments of self-propelled howitzers

* Army watercraft including up to 12 riverine patrol craft and several amphibious vessels

* Army expected to add 50 people

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DEFENCE ENTERPRISE - $53 BILLION

* Invest in key infrastructure, ICT, innovation, science and technology

* Undersea warfare facilities and infrastructure

* Enhance Air Force's operational effectiveness and capacity in the Northern Territory

* Upgrade key ports and infrastructure to support a larger fleet of amphibious vessels

* Increase the supply of munitions

* Explore expanding industry capacity for domestic guided weapons and explosive ordnance production

© AAP 2020

DEFENCE SPENDING OVER THE NEXT DECADE

INFORMATION AND CYBER - $15 BILLION

* Boost offensive and defensive cyber capabilities

* Enhance electronic warfare and command and control systems

* Improve intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems

* Strengthen the ADF's network resilience from malicious actors

* Expand and upgrade systems for delivering top secret information and communications to strengthen defence's warfighting capability

-

MARITIME FORCES - $75 BILLION

* Expanded maritime force including anti-submarine warfare, sealift, border security, maritime patrol, aerial warfare, area denial and undersea warfare

* Acquire and upgrade of navy and army maritime vessels to the 2050s

* Undersea surveillance systems

* Long-range maritime strike missiles

* Navy expected to add 650 people

-

AIR FORCE - $65 billion

* Expand air combat and mobility

* New long-range weapons and remotely piloted and autonomous systems

* New fighter aircraft

* Expand operational radar network

* Improve air-launched strike capability

* Develop and test high-speed long-range strike weapons

* RAAF expected to add 100 people

-

SPACE - $7 BILLION

* Improve resilience and self-reliance of Defence's space capabilities

* Deliver real-time communications and position, navigation and timing

* Upgrade and acquire new communications satellites and ground control stations under sovereign Australian control

* Build on space situational awareness capabilities

-

LAND FORCES - $55 BILLION

* More combat power, and forces better connected, protected and integrated with each other and with partners

* Autonomous vehicles

* Long-range rockets and artillery systems including two regiments of self-propelled howitzers

* Army watercraft including up to 12 riverine patrol craft and several amphibious vessels

* Army expected to add 50 people

-

DEFENCE ENTERPRISE - $53 BILLION

* Invest in key infrastructure, ICT, innovation, science and technology

* Undersea warfare facilities and infrastructure

* Enhance Air Force's operational effectiveness and capacity in the Northern Territory

* Upgrade key ports and infrastructure to support a larger fleet of amphibious vessels

* Increase the supply of munitions

* Explore expanding industry capacity for domestic guided weapons and explosive ordnance production

© AAP 2020