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Aerospace & Defense

Australia to build own missiles in collaboration with US

Country has relied on imports from allies for decades

The HMAS Hobart conducts a live fire exercise in August 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy)

SYDNEY (Kyodo) -- Australia will build its own missiles through a AU$1 billion ($760 million) project in close collaboration with the United States, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday.

The project called the Sovereign Guided Weapons Enterprise would support missile and guided weapons manufacturing for use "across the Australian Defence Force," as a part of the government's 10-year investment into the nation's defense industry.

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