USSC Director of Foreign Policy and Defence Professor Peter Dean is quoted in this article outlining the significance of the relocation of 1000 infantry and armoured regiment soldiers from Adelaide to the Top End.

Professor Dean said "there was “no perfect place” to locate the new units, but ­Adelaide offered superior training opportunities." “It’s about the ranges,” he added. “It’s the only place you can fire them and do training properly. (The missile batteries) are easy to get to the north via railway or air.”