USSC Foreign Policy and Defence Director Professor Peter Dean tells Sky News that the announcement of a significant boost to Australia's plan for domestic guided weapons manufacturing and acquisitions is a "very positive move."

“The guided weapons enterprise is a key pillar of the strategy that’s embedded within the Defence Strategic Review that the government has adopted... along with programs like AUKUS and, of course, other programs to develop capability, this is really going to sit at the centre of what Australia is developing for its defence and security going forward."