What the $23.5 billion will buy

Increased firepower and mobility for Australia’s soldiers.

Two extra battalions.

Hopefully turn the Collins Class submarines into a viable platform.

A new patrol boat fleet to replace the ageing Fremantle Class vessels.

Upgrades of the Seahawk anti-submarine and reconnaissance helicopters.

Overhauling the Navy’s 19 P-3C Orion aircraft.

Four Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft.

New Air-to-Air Refuelling aircraft.

Improved surveillance technology.

Enhanced signals intelligence and imagery collection tools.

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