Plans to expand the RAAF Tindal base south of Darwin for more than a billion dollars have been reported by the ABC, in what is likely a move to address the growing geopolitical tension between China and the West.

The expansion is stated to include facilities to house and deploy six nuclear capable B-52 bombers, which could be strategically used throughout the Pacific region.


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Produced By: Matthew van Wyk

Featured In Story: Dr Corey Lee Bell, Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 1 November 2022