UPI has word that the Euro missile makers MDBA are opening a Canberra office as the Asian arms race hots up.
Australian war nerds have long been envious of the sexy, sexy missiles that the Europeans can consider before buying up the boringly named (but rather spectacular in action) Standard Missiles of the US Navy.
The soon to arrive Hobart Class destroyers are going to have a lot of vertical launch tubes we’ll need to fill.
On the other hand any missile is only as good as its system integration so getting all top trumps on specifications really is a kids game.
In the bigger picture if Euro arms manufacturers are seeing a Canberra office as a gateway to the booming Asian markets that can only be good for this town.
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