Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Australia orders 52 extra F35 fighters.

(Canberra)  Australia today confirmed that they have agreed to purchase another 52 F35 (Joint Strike Fighters) bringing their current purchase of the 5th generation jet to 72. On top of that the Australian government has said they are looking at purchasing another squadron of the JSF in which to replace the F/A 18 Hornets. 

All in all an expensive purchase, however it appears that Australia like many other nations in the region has become very concerned about the growth of Chinese military power and how the mandarins in Beijing are more than happy to intimidate the neighbours  in which to claim territory which certainly doesn't belong to them.