US to station its radar for space in Australia

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The US and Australia came nearer today when they decided to make public their plan for the space.

A report by Reuters today quoted the U.S. military saying “it will station in Australia an advanced radar to help track space junk threatening satellites and is working toward placement of a new, state-of-the-art deep-space telescope developed by the Pentagon’s advanced research arm.”

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This is for the first time the US will use Australia to further its military agenda in this part of the globe.The Reuters report further said:”The positioning of the advanced military equipment is another sign of deepening U.S. military ties with Australia and America’s widely touted ‘pivot’ to Asia. It follows an agreement last year for a rotating training presence of up to 2,500 Marines in Australia’s northern tropical city of Darwin.”

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