Top 10 most powerful weapons of the Australian Military

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INTRODUCTION

Australia is a country which is seldom seen as a military power. It has the unique distinction of being a country and a continent, as well as an island. It greatly benefits from the lack of hostile neighbours, which allows it to build a defensive military. Having an extremely long coastline to protect, Australia needs to place special emphasis on its Navy and Air Force and equip them with high-tech weaponry to do the job. Sharing coastlines between the Indian and Pacific Oceans means that even though Australia doesn’t have enemies, it needs to be able to project power in the region and safeguard its territory and sea lanes in case of any unforseen situations. Their army plays a major role in overseas UN and NATO deployments and anti-terrorism missions, which makes it necessary for them to be well equipped. The Australian Military uses a mixture of imported and locally built…

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