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In a $985 million deal, Australia will buy the latest version of America’s long-range Tomahawk land-attack missile.

Summary

This article by Joe Gould, writing for Defense News, makes the following points:
  • The Raytheon Technologies-made Tomahawk is in such demand new orders will max out production.
  • Australia will equip its Hobart-class destroyers with the new missiles, enabling greater striking distances.
  • Japan is another big customer, reportedly spending $1.6 billion on 400 Tomahawks.
  • Tomahawk’s range is significant in the Asia-Pacific, where China’s rockets have extensive reach.

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