The Avalon air show in Australia is taking place at a critical time as Indo-Pacific nations are forming partnerships and strategies to counter China's military and diplomatic buildup.


  • US and Australia identify China as the main threat in their key defence strategies.
  •  The AUKUS Agreement highlights a growing coalition against China and promises cooperation on emerging technologies.
  • Contractors are recruiting at the air show, with BAE Systems seeking 6,500 workers for its Australian facilities.
  • The air show has a record number of exhibitors and delegations, with a strong US presence showcasing aircraft such as the F-35 joint strike fighter and Triton MQ-4C high-altitude UAV.


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