Australia moves on Chinooks, but still no white paper

Boeing CH-47F Chinook

Another one of Australia’s defence requirements is being filled after the US government said that it plans to sell seven Boeing CH-47F Chinook (above) heavy lift helicopters to Canberra.

Yet, there is still no sign of the country’s defence white paper. It looks like many of the key military procurement decisions are being made ahead of the report, with the white paper then likely to set a broad framework for the coming years.

According to some sources, the white paper, which had been due last December, could be released at the end of this week. We are all waiting with bated breath. Could you guys please get on with it?


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