Top US military chiefs say Australia key to strategic space rivalry with China | Al Arabiya English
Australia is a critical asset for the US in the growing strategic competition with China over space, with top US military leaders warning Beijing’s technology is advancing “very, very quickly to close the capability gap.”
US Space Force’s Lt. General Nina M. Armagno said Australia’s geographical position and research capabilities represented a “pot of a gold” at the end of the rainbow for the two countries’ strategic interests in space defense.
Armagno, the Director of Staff for US Space Force, said Australia’s location in the southern hemisphere was vital to the US for “space domain awareness, the ability to track and monitor all objects, satellites and debris in close orbit to the Earth.”
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