PM flags major naval build-up

Sep 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia, Lead Stories

The Australian: Kevin Rudd has foreshadowed a dramatic expansion of the Royal Australian Navy to counter a military build-up being bankrolled by Asia’s growing economic prosperity.

The Prime Minister last night warned that nations across Asia were modernising their military forces, particularly with more powerful jet fighters and submarines, and that Australia must respond with its own upgrade.

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