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Media: Australia will increase defense spending to 2% of GDP

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Australia plans to significantly increase defense spending, bringing them up in the first half of 2020. up to 2% of GDP, reports TASS message of the newspaper The Australian.




“In recent years, the Australian defense budget has fluctuated around the 1,5% of GDP. The government plans to increase military spending to keep the defense budget at the level recommended for NATO countries, i.e. 2% of GDP ”, - writes the publication with reference to the draft of the upcoming publication of the“ White Book ”on defense.

According to the draft security concept, "the number of Australian Defense Forces will be increased by 5 thousand people - to 63 thousand military personnel."

The replenishment will be distributed between the Ground Forces, the Air Force and fleet.

It is also reported that "at present, the Australian Government is holding a tender for the renewal of the submarine fleet of the country, which participants are Germany, France and Japan."

According to the newspaper, these countries "offer their own models of non-nuclear submarines, which should replace the six obsolete Australian Collins-class submarines." In total, the government intends to order the submarines from the winner of the 12.
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  1. maxiban
    maxiban 24 February 2016 16: 08
    +1
    Preparing for a big war. Suicide bombers!
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    3. RUSS
      RUSS 24 February 2016 16: 12
      -1
      Quote: maxiban
      Preparing for a big war. Suicide bombers!

      In fact, Australia is a stupid country, most of the country is deserts, the population is only 23 million and it is on the whole continent, and in the military sense, they are also generally warriors.
      1. Kent0001
        Kent0001 24 February 2016 16: 41
        +2
        They participated in both world wars (in my opinion).
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        2. RUSS
          RUSS 24 February 2016 16: 54
          -1
          Quote: Kent0001
          They participated in both world wars (in my opinion).

          Extremely not significant.
        3. corporal
          corporal 24 February 2016 16: 57
          +2
          Quote: Kent0001
          They participated in both world wars.

          And they fought well.
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          2. RUSS
            RUSS 24 February 2016 17: 13
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            Quote: Corporal
            And they fought well.

            Provide at least one example.
            1. Talgat
              Talgat 24 February 2016 17: 25
              +2
              autsralia (like canada) is a loyal ally of the arrogant saxes and the usa - moreover, it is their integral part

              The conflict between the United States and the USSR in Korea - the autocrats here, the US aggression against Vietnam - and here they distinguished themselves

              "... in the Gulf War in 1990-1991, participated in peacekeeping actions in Somalia (1992-1993), East Timor (1999-2010), in the Solomon Islands (2003). in all conflicts, Australia acted in alliance with the United States and Great Britain.

              the last military conflicts in which Australia took part are the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which continue to this day. As a US ally, Australia has been involved in the Iraq War since 2003, with a contingent of 17000 .... "
              1. _my opinion
                _my opinion 24 February 2016 20: 04
                +1
                Quote: Talgat
                autsralia (like canada) is a loyal ally of the arrogant saxes and the usa - moreover, this is their integral part ...

                "

                more precisely colony of England (just look at the device of their supreme authorities ...) hi
              2. brisk
                brisk 24 February 2016 22: 46
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                Quote: Talgat
                autsralia (like canada) is a loyal ally of the arrogant saxes and the usa - moreover, it is their integral part

                In Australia there are no blacks, in the USA their ramparts. Australia to this day under the English crown, the United States since 1776 no. If England had looked 1861 years ahead in 150 and saw the future, it would have supported the Confederacy in the war in every way to prevent such a powerful future rival, which crushed it completely for itself 60 years later. Yes, oddly enough, then the British would have understood that the United States is their main future enemy (and not Russia at all), which must be strangled and not allowed to grow stronger and expand to its full potential. They snapped this, missed time, just as in Russia they snapped industrialization and effective government in the form of a strong constitutional monarchy minus the remnants of serfdom and plus the reasonable equal rights of friendship among the peoples of the empire. So arrogant Saxons naglosaksam strife. For the average Negro, you, Russian, will be the same with the Englishman. Since both are white-footed.
            2. corporal
              corporal 24 February 2016 21: 48
              +1
              Quote: RUSS
              Provide at least one example.

              You were answered below:
              Quote: Shil
              Quote: RUSS
              Quote: Corporal
              And they fought well.

              Provide at least one example.

              Read about ANZAC, the Australian-New Zealand Army Corps.
            3. brisk
              brisk 24 February 2016 22: 38
              +1
              Quote: RUSS
              RUSS (3) Today, 17:13 ↑
              Quote: Corporal
              And they fought well.
              Provide at least one example.


              Kokoda, mountains of the island of New Guinea.
      2. brisk
        brisk 24 February 2016 22: 35
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        Quote: RUSS
        In fact, Australia is a stupid country, most of the country is deserts, the population is only 23 million and it is on the whole continent, and in the military sense, they are also generally warriors.


        In vain. This is a very sensible country. And she has a great future. And about the deserts --- there are not so many convenient, comfortable and even lands in Canada, Russia, and Brazil. What about China, their larger percentage? And the USA also has a smaller part of them, convenient and suitable lands. Look at the map and see.
    4. 79807420129
      79807420129 24 February 2016 16: 15
      +9
      Quote: maxiban
      Preparing for a big war. Suicide bombers!

      Probably with a kangaroo.
      1. Samen
        Samen 24 February 2016 16: 21
        +2
        Quote: 79807420129
        Probably with a kangaroo.

        Submarines? !!! Yes you ...
        1. vlad66
          vlad66 24 February 2016 16: 39
          +7
          Quote: Semen
          Quote: 79807420129
          Probably with a kangaroo.

          Submarines? !!! Yes you ...

          Probably a colleague was mistaken, there were too many sharks on the Great Coral Reef, tourists were scared away. wassat
  2. Samen
    Samen 24 February 2016 16: 08
    +1
    Australia? Where is it?
    From whom are they supposed to defend themselves? From the penguins ... for sure!
    1. Engineer
      Engineer 24 February 2016 16: 14
      +2
      From the Chinese by itself. Australia has a huge number of labor migrants from China who may want a little autonomy. And there everything is as in the plot.
      1. brisk
        brisk 24 February 2016 22: 58
        +1
        Quote: Engineer
        Engineer Today, 16:14 ↑
        From the Chinese by itself. Australia has a huge number of labor migrants from China who may want a little autonomy. And there everything is as in the plot.


        Yes, there are not so many of them, some Chinese. Australians from great-grandfathers are not fools. How many Chinese are there? The Chinese are regulated and more than necessary will not be allowed. Already 1%. In addition, China is overseas and far away. And there is no such danger from the Chinese as for the Russian Federation, for Australia. China is intermingling with Russia. Neighbors, sir! What can you say for Australia? Look at the map. Is there autonomy of the Chinese in Vietnam? And in South Vietnam, China is a dime a dozen. And at the very least, there is a common land Vietnamese-Chinese border. But there is no autonomy of the Chinas in Vietnam. So sho in Australia it will not be even more so.
      2. Egen
        Egen 25 February 2016 05: 58
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        Quote: Engineer
        From the Chinese by itself. Australia has a huge number of labor migrants from China who may want a little autonomy. And there everything is as in the plot.

        Yeah, the movie was somehow Australian that China captured Australia. and the children, as in the famous American film :), organized themselves and beat all the Chinese :)
    2. corporal
      corporal 24 February 2016 17: 06
      +1
      Quote: Semen
      From whom are they supposed to defend themselves?

      Islamists in Indonesia do not count?
      Again, China.
      1. brisk
        brisk 24 February 2016 23: 03
        +1
        Quote: Corporal
        corporal (4) Today, 17:06 ↑
        Quote: Semen
        From whom are they supposed to defend themselves?
        Islamists in Indonesia do not count?
        Again, China.


        There is. Indonesia only needs to land on the coast, it's not so convenient. Remember 1940 and "Sea Lion". Didn't dare then? And then he was at his best, not like Indonesia. Australia must have a reasonable and strong defense. But there are very few fans of Islam in Australia, it is unlikely that even one and a half percent will be typed.
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  4. seti
    seti 24 February 2016 16: 10
    +4
    Well, they can allow it. While they can. The question is, why should they increase these costs? If only the answer is not all the same component - Australia is not a free country but a territory controlled by the UK.
    1. Samen
      Samen 24 February 2016 16: 18
      0
      Quote: seti
      The question is to them what these cost increases?

      "This is elementary, Watson!" (C)
      Where will the budget be spent? That's right, in the mattress! Relatives from an Anglo-Saxon family dispossess the peripheral "brother" ...
      1. Normal ok
        Normal ok 25 February 2016 02: 29
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        Quote: Semen
        Quote: seti
        The question is to them what these cost increases?

        "This is elementary, Watson!" (C)
        Where will the budget be spent? That's right, in the mattress! Relatives from an Anglo-Saxon family dispossess the peripheral "brother" ...

        It is written in the article: "Bidders Germany, France, Japan".
    2. 2С5
      2С5 25 February 2016 05: 39
      0
      ... "the Australian government is currently holding a tender to update the country's submarine fleet, of which Germany, France and Japan are participants" ...

      ... here’s the answer to you, and since they are all NATO members, the dough will be shifted from pocket to pocket ... that's all hi
  5. Maxom75
    Maxom75 24 February 2016 16: 12
    +1
    They are getting ready for defense. The most victorious army of PENGUINS moves on them!)))
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 24 February 2016 18: 28
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      Quote: Maxom75
      They are getting ready for defense. The most victorious army of PENGUINS moves on them!)))

      rather, crocodiles set their bloody regime! laughing laughing smile
  6. RomanS
    RomanS 24 February 2016 16: 13
    0
    Maybe Ukraine will take part in the tender? Here in the Sevastopol Bay their "Zaporozhye" still stands ...
  7. afrikanez
    afrikanez 24 February 2016 16: 15
    0
    Interestingly, with whom "kenguryatniki" are going to fight? Well, if only with the Papuans. fool They are bred into grandmas, famously! fool
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    2. RUSS
      RUSS 24 February 2016 16: 23
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      Quote: afrikanez
      Interestingly, with whom "kenguryatniki" are going to fight?

      Nearby is Muslim Indonesia with 250 million people, China is the same, and plus to this Australia is, as it were, "not an official NATO member" with all the consequences ...
    3. brisk
      brisk 24 February 2016 23: 11
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      Quote: afrikanez
      afrikanez Today, 16:15
      Interestingly, with whom "kenguryatniki" are going to fight? Well, if only with the Papuans. They are bred for grandmothers, dashing!


      Man, 2% of the defense budget is very modest. Even indecently modest. Australia is a large and still poorly populated country, so there are enough greedy views from all kinds of dividers of territories and natural resources. He who does not want to feed his own will ...
  8. Andrew81183
    Andrew81183 24 February 2016 16: 17
    0
    All their power was crap when VVP flew to the summit with "cover", and no one even took it by the breast.
  9. ALEA IACTA EST
    ALEA IACTA EST 24 February 2016 16: 18
    0
    Another "great power". lol
    1. Alexey M
      Alexey M 24 February 2016 16: 26
      0
      Another "great power". lol
      Well, in general, in its region it is really the strongest power. And this is really a "colony" of Britain, and to this day. They suck all significant decisions with brit and amers. But we do not need them on the server. So let them slaughter the next nail into your coffin.
      1. brisk
        brisk 24 February 2016 23: 20
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        Quote: Alexey M
        But we don’t need them on xp. So let them hammer another nail into their coffin.


        And what kind of coffin is there and why would a nail come to that coffin? The standard of living in Australia is the highest and the HDI is also the highest. Medicine at the highest world level and much more affordable than in the United States. Australians never go abroad for medical care. But for high-ranking from the Russian Federation this can not be said. Crime is also one of the lowest in the world. Australians have no idea about gopnik and thieves chanson lesson, which again can not be said for the Russian Federation. So why and where is the coffin and nails from?
  10. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 24 February 2016 16: 19
    +2
    I cried with laughter, because they took care of defense. Very good relevant to them, obviously.
  11. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 24 February 2016 16: 20
    +2
    Australia has passed a new law allowing the kangaroo to serve in the navy and air force! !! True, the kangaroo has not yet been used for some reason. ...
  12. triglav
    triglav 24 February 2016 16: 24
    0
    But did these people decide to defend themselves? Who do you need?
  13. Lanista
    Lanista 24 February 2016 16: 28
    +1
    Tremble, poisonous spiders! Fear the Kangaroo! Hide in burrows that have bred rabbits! Save yourself, natives!
    The Australian Army Strengthens!
  14. cap
    cap 24 February 2016 17: 22
    +1
    "It is also reported that "at present, the Australian Government is holding a tender for the renewal of the submarine fleet of the country, which participants are Germany, France and Japan."

    According to the newspaper, these countries "offer their own models of non-nuclear submarines, which should replace the six outdated Australian submarines" Collins ". In total, the government intends to order 12 submarines from the winner. "
    hare with a rocket


    Tryndets penguins. Kangaroos retreat to the desert. Rabbits massively surrender. laughing
    In the photo, the fighting Australian krolikamikaze.
  15. rul
    rul 24 February 2016 17: 23
    0
    heya-hei, thermostat activation, the mood is super! 63 thousand waterfowl kangaroos near your borders. Here, NATO will not help!
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  17. Altona
    Altona 24 February 2016 17: 26
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    A bow to the Australian guard of honor of the commander-in-chief of "the strongest army in Europe." laughing )))
  18. demchuk.ig
    demchuk.ig 24 February 2016 18: 08
    0
    If that Australia increases its military budget even to 2.5VVP, I think it’s violet! The main thing is that they would be less likely to bother!
  19. vladmort
    vladmort 24 February 2016 18: 29
    +1
    Quote: Talgat
    autsralia (like canada) is a loyal ally of the arrogant saxes and the usa - moreover, it is their integral part


    Exactly within the framework of the ANZUS agreement, for short, Australia - New Zealand - USA, Australia is obliged to participate in all US operations and vice versa.

    Quote: iliitch
    I cried with laughter, because they took care of defense. Very good relevant for them obviously


    Do not laugh, in 1999 Australia overcame East Timor, capturing along the way the largest gas field in the region. The planned export to China from this deposit is $ 150 billion ...
    Quote: Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Australia has passed a new law allowing the kangaroo to serve in the navy and air force! !! True, the kangaroo has not yet been used for some reason. ..


    A couple of years ago there was a scandal, military personnel of the British Navy, massively quit and entered the service in the Australian Navy. Australia pays a lot more.

    Another interesting fact is that military personnel who agreed to go to Iraq were paid a lump sum bonus of $ 84,000 tax-free ...
  20. _my opinion
    _my opinion 24 February 2016 20: 00
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    Australia plans to significantly increase defense spending, bringing them up in the first half of 2020. to 2% of GDP, TASS reports the Australian newspaper.

    planning? maybe the English masters of this colony ordered? take a look at their flag - the flag of England is also present there, take a look at their administrative structure and it will become clear that this is a colony, which (if necessary, dictate their conditions) ...
    And Canada is in the same position (colony) in England ... they have their own flag, however, but in the administrative structure ...
    1. brisk
      brisk 24 February 2016 23: 28
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      Quote: _my opinion
      take a look at their flag - the flag of England is also present there, take a look at their administrative structure and it will become clear that this is a colony, which (if necessary, dictate their conditions) ...
      And Canada is in the same position (colony) in England ... they have their own flag, however, but in the administrative structure ...


      Or maybe not a colony, but still the Commonwealth of Nations? That is, the former colonies? Russia is also in commonwealth with some countries, in particular it seems with Belarus. And once upon a time, in 1958, the USSR declared tady --- "... in the event of an atomic attack on the PRC by our great friend and ally, the aggressor will immediately be rebuffed by the same means." The aggressor is of course the United States. And China is a great ally and brother. There were still 11 years left before Damansky. And China did not remember such support, began to shoot at the Russian-Soviet.
  21. Shil
    Shil 24 February 2016 21: 02
    +1
    Quote: RUSS
    Quote: Corporal
    And they fought well.

    Provide at least one example.

    Read about ANZAC, the Australian-New Zealand Army Corps.
  22. Egen
    Egen 25 February 2016 06: 03
    0
    yeah! now I know, the most offended and oppressed and .. how to say - which is most threatened :) - this is Australia! All to protect the kangaroo and rabbits!
    ... and 6 submarines are a very cool ocean fleet ... can you imagine how the Chinese will be looking for these 6 pieces in the Pacific with their entire fleet of aircraft carriers? Well, they will burn the flames ... And in China there are few flames, everything is imported from the Middle East ... that means oil prices will rise ... Her, there’s a very delicate strategic calculation, probably the wise Australian-natives came up with! )))