Worth approximately $153 billion AUD contains 111 projects, or phases of projects, as 2012 Defence Capability Plan (photo : US Navy)
The Ministry of Defence of
announced its intention
to allocate 153 billion Australian dollars (155.5 billion U.S. dollars) to
purchase arms and military equipment over the next four years. This was
reported in the press release agency. Australia
According to the plan for the 2013-2016 years, the Australian Defense Department intends to allocate money for 111 projects. They will include the modernization of half of the 24 F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jets to the level of EA-18G Growler. The project cost is estimated at two billion dollars.
As part of the procurement program to
It is also
intends to buy up to 100 Lockheed Martin Advanced F-35 Lightning II cost about
$ 10 billion. However, the possible purchase of aircraft is unknown. The first
squadron of Australia
can get to 2019. Australia
The government would axe a $225 million contract to buy 18 South Korean-made self-propelled howitzers, because of an order for additional M777A2 155mm towed artillery. (photo : Army Recognition)
As noted by Jane's, an Australian defense department was going to upgrade the 59 billion dollar tanks, M1A1 Abrams, as well as ground-based air defense for a total of half-billion dollars. The intention to complete these projects over the next four years on the Defense Ministry website is not reported.
Previously, it was also reported plans to allocate 40 billion Australian dollars to build 12 new submarines, which will replace the submarines of the type "Collins." The project will last 30 years.