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Australia Seen as Test Ground For US Hypersonic Missiles – SCMP

A top Pentagon official says Aukus partner Australia would be an ideal site to test US hypersonic and other advanced weapons

The US successfully tested two hypersonic missiles this week, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
A X-51A WaveRider hypersonic flight test vehicle sits under the wing of a B-52 Stratofortress during testing. Photo: AFP


The US is looking at Australia as a possible testing site for its hypersonic and long-range precision missiles, as part of its commitment to the three-way Aukus alliance between Canberra, Washington and London, the South China Morning Post reported.

US Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth said Australia’s contribution to the Aukus agreement “doesn’t always have to be dollars”, the report went on, as Washington continues to seek defence alliances and put more advanced capabilities into the hands of allies like Australia and Taiwan.

Read the full story: The South China Morning Post


  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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