Australia surveillance aircraft fleet beefed up amid regional tensions

Harley Dennett
Updated December 30 2020 - 4:33pm, first published 4:28pm
A P-8A flies by to identify an unknown vessel. Picture: Department of Defence
A P-8A flies by to identify an unknown vessel. Picture: Department of Defence

The Morrison government has agreed to grow the size of its Air Force maritime patrol fleet as tensions over the South China Sea flare up.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Public Service Editor

Former federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered eight budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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