Age of the Dragon

The risk factors that tell us when were likely to get another defence mess

Bradley Perrett
Updated October 14 2022 - 1:51pm, first published 12:00pm
The USS Rafael Peralta, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the US Navy, arrives into Sydney Harbour last year. Picture Getty Images

Australia can't make military aircraft, so we import. Increasingly, we import from the US and, usually, we choose designs that are already in American service.

Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett is a regular ACM columnist with a focus on Australia's relationship with China, covering defence, strategy, trade, economics and domestic policy. He was based in Beijing as a journalist from 2004 to 2020. His articles are supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

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