Australia to speed up purchase of sea mines to shore up maritime defence

January 23, 2023

The Strait Times:

Australia said on Monday it would accelerate plans to buy advanced sea mines to protect its maritime routes and ports from “potential aggressors” amid China’s plans to increase its influence in the Pacific region.

The so-called smart sea mines are designed to differentiate between military targets and other types of ships, a Defence Department spokesman said in a statement.

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