Australia Confirms $726 Million Base Upgrade for US Troops Amid Growing Tensions With China

Posted on February 21, 2020 1:00 pm
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Friday that the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) military air base in Tindal, Australia, will receive a major upgrade over the next several years in an effort to provide both Canberra and Washington a leg-up in the region.

Previous reports that Australia’s strategic Northern Territory air base would be undergoing an extensive upgrade were confirmed on Friday as the prime minister spoke with reporters in Katherine, Australia, some 15 kilometers from the base.

“It will be integral to our alliance with the United States, and [will] increase the reach of Air Force capabilities