Real vulnerability from foreign missiles

Those who believe the role of Chinese, Korean and Russian long-range missiles is to parade endlessly past waxen faced dictators clapping like marionettes would be severely mistaken.

The old maxim applies, “if you have it and display it, you intend to use it.”.

Those missiles, depending on the data source, have ranges between 1000 and 1500km, with terminal velocities up to Mach 10, meaning they could travel, allowing for vagaries, 10,000km per hour.

Or around 250km in 90 seconds.

Proposals to acquire batteries of Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) mounted on Bushmaster chassis are a clever political ploy to demonstrate Australian preparedness to protect its northern approaches from foreign incursion.

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