Probably. The Chinese Army is very large, but lacks blue water ships ESPECIALLY logistical ships. The Chinese Army might be able to make landfall, but the large size and relative barrenness of Australia would strain their logistics to the breaking point.
The USA with all its power and money could not hold Afghanistan, Australia is quite a bit larger, and would be very hard to hold.
>>28584892 >you are now aware the RAR/GRES regularly participate in joint excercises with the native fauna >you are now made aware of the 1st Royal Golden Orb Weaver Reconnaissance Battalion >you are now aware of the 13th Dingo Support Brigade, 31st Emu Heavy Lift Squadrons and the 333rd Kangaroo Strike Division Aussies don't fuck around getting the fauna to work for them, M8.
>China lands >overpowers the Australian military >when all hopes are lost >in the horizon, chinese soldiers see a silhouette >one silhouette becomes a dozen, then a few dozen more >australians' eyes widen >one of them grabs a chinese soldier by the lapels >"mate, we need to get the fuck outta 'ere!" > the chinese soldier rifle butts him away and goes back staring in confusion at the aproaching mass of shapes >but they were too late >their machine guns were of no use >the last things they heard were >SQUAK SQUAK SQUAK SQUAK
>>28584820 Australia could. Just not the people. Jokes aside, they probably could. It would be fucking costly and wouldn't look like a co NV entional battle. Just chinese guys starving to death or deing from dehydration due to the supply lines being cut. Australia is austalias best defense.
>>28585421 Honestly its not that bad. You just have to look out for the snakes. And the spiders. And the crocdiles. And the scorpions. And the casowaries. And the buffalo. And the sharks. And the box jellyfish. And some of the sheep. And sheilas named Shelia. But other then that its perfectly safe. Oh and you don't want to face down a red roo. Oh and he paralysis ticks.and ivan milat wannabes. But other then... Fuck forgot about the inch ants.
Australias defensive strategy is as follows. Allow the enemy to land. Cut his supply lines. Watch as the fuckers die of thirst. Repeat as nessesary. Our major bases are up north and would be wiped quickly but alot of oir i.portant strategic assets and all our sf sits bellow the brisbane line. These assests are the ones most suitable to attacking logistical trains.
>>28585558 I didn't want to mention them due to OPSEC, bro. I'd be careful, the intelligence services can monitor your shit. You might get a knock on your door soon. If you keep a regular routine, I'd keep my eyes up and scanning the trees if I were you. They take this shit serious.
>>28585847 In all seriousness its not that bad. I grew up in the country and spend 8 years in the army wandering around the in the bush. All you have to do is be smart about what you do. The only true predators you have to worry about are crocs, everything else will only attack you if you provoke them or you aren't paying attention. As practically every mother who raised my generation would say "its more afraid of you then you are of it".
>>28586399 They actually were intending up until the early 1970s to develop a limited tactical ability, that's why the F-111 was acquired and the test reactor built The next stage was to build a plutonium power station in the ACT, to circumvent state opposition, to produce weapons grade material
>>28586364 Australia has around 1/3 of the known uranium deposits, and I believe 13% of global coal reserves? The only good thing about being pretty much temperate on the coast and "no rainfall for 20 years" desert in the interior. Pretty much nobody has ever been in office that said "We think we should create nuclear weapons." but there was quite a lot of research on the side especially during some of the nuclear tests in the interior.
Besides that, the size of the bush is literally retarded. Anyone who's actually been to the outback proper (very uncommon these days with all those asian weaboos in Sydney) can tell you there are plenty of places you could set up that you won't be seen from the air.
>>28586399 There's actually like 4 different reactors within the currently operating Sydney reactor, and while the old-ass one is bricked up it could still be operational (if what they said during the tour wasn't bullshit.)
>>28586468 >Pretty much nobody has ever been in office that said "We think we should create nuclear weapons." Nope.avi https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction#Nuclear_weapons
>>28586780 Fuck. I forgot the cone shells. And the blue ringed octopus. And the stone fish. And the blue bottles. Anyway. Its won't happen. We are too important to china by giving them degrees from our top univeristy despite the fact that all there students are rapantly cheating.
>>28586151 Australia doesn't really have modern infasturcture outside of their urban centers. Once you get a few dozen miles into the outback it might as well be 1823. This is were a military like China's would have trouble, not invading and holding urban centers, but preventing troop movement and potential flanking in the vast swathes of land around them. Not to mention the staggering logistics of feeding and arming troops stationed in what are essentially isolated oases on a desert island the size on the United State.
That said, I would absolutely 100% pay money to see a full scale north Africa style tank battle in the Australian outback.
>>28587562 Or this thing https://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrocnide_moroides >Be soldier >Inna outback >dem military rations running right through you >squat behind some shrubs and do your royal duty >sees green plant >looks like grade a soft as a butterfly premium wiping material >grab and use >millions of microscopic glass shards embed them selves in your hand, anus, and sphincter. >so unbearably painful you shoot yourself with your service rifle
And that was one of the queen's men. Imagine chinese conscript 3746 see his friend off himself after wiping his ass with some sort of devil plant. Australia has built in psy-ops.
>>28588530 Gympie bush, I hit my face with it....pure agony. The bristles are little needle like objects that open your pores to the outside environment. Strapping tape air duct tape over the wound and ripping the offending shit out.
>>28588589 The recommended treatment is to actually use waxing strips to remove as many as possible, and then literally try and disolve the remaining bristles away with diluted acid. Even then, people still report feeling slight pain years later
>>28588530 Or blister bush. >Be part of lucky 5% that is immune to blister bush. >Walk anywhere I want with impunity. >Friend tried to follow me. >Within minutes his entire face was swollen up to the point that we could swear he'd gone ten rounds with both of the Klitschko brothers at once. >Next day his face is covered in blisters and can't open up his eyes. >End up popping an e-perb and getting him picked up by a bush ambo. His face wept puss for weeks.
>gooks attempt to invade >half of their fleet is at the bottom of the ocean in 2 hours >5 guys burger and fries turns up and mops up the rest in 6 hours >mainland china irradiated wasteland within the day
Simple China invades, we destroy all our dams, Chinese have nothing to drink and have to import water, and all dehydrate, also the little chinks would be scared of the outback and it would be like Americas little learning experience in the Middle East.
There have been studies on this. A war for australia would involve exposed supply lines and an invasion force that could be seen from very far away. All capital cities are bordered by natural defenses and the army already occupies all strategic positions. Victory for the invaders is very unlikely without huge casualties and even more unlikely to completely conquer the country.
Sans memes, no. China will be a competitor for the superpower position in 20 years time and has produced more surface combatants in the last 10 years than we ever have in recorded history.
SEA and other close countries though? Absolutely.
We're making major strives to modernize and develop our military and have the following things in the pipeline >100 F-35As >12 EA-18G Growlers >8 P-8 Poseidons >10 C-27J Spartans >2 more for a total of 7 A330 MRTTs >7 MQ-4C Tritons >At least 4 MQ-9 Reapers >2 LHDs >3 Air Warfare Destroyers >8 AIP Submarines
Our regional rivals have pitiful force projection capabilities and their combatants are either soviet or US hand me down shit
>>28590799 Mostly because the abos cried 'muh nature links' when it was suggested it be set up in the middle of nowhere, and everyone in town don't want a reactor or anything nuclear-related near them. Although they're offering $10 million to towns that let them store nuclear waste near them now, or something along those lines
>>28584820 the absence of strategically significant features in the Australian interior would mean that ground forces would only be limited in movement by supplies shit would play out like a romel fantasy
all the ctties are on the coast, so if an attacker had naval superiority (see: any more than 6 boats with/without firepower) they could shell all our major cities
>citties shelled >populous scatters across the interior >no supplies for invaders, would have to escort all their supplies over land in convoys >no ability to defend captured land >naval link venerable to interception
the only other thing of note would be the geo-pollitical implications of threatening the shipping routes in SE asia
>>28586462 1st div is 7 infantry brigades 3rd div is 3 armoured infantry brigades (challenger, warrior ifv) there is also an independent air assult brigade. 1st div is mostly professional soldiers just with a much larger amount of reserves than previously.
The navy also provides an infantry brigade. Artillary, int, helicopters etc are in seperate brigades and attached as necessary.
'Reactive' army focuses on conventonal heavy duty war fighting, adaptive on counter insurgency (mostly made up of light inf it can retooled for conventional war with enough notice)
Commando brigade and air assult brigade are very rapid reaction. (Though light inf brigades from adaptive force also rotate into being very high rediness).
Special forces belong to the Directorite of special forces ( UKSF ) which is outside army ORBAT
>>28593446 >bunch of Bruces in the land down undah >build a highway for blokes like Bruce to cross the country to see their mate Bruce >take the Bruce highway Your country is a massive fucking punchline, you can't make this shit up.
I've always called them 'cunt ants'. Those fuckin cunt ants tho, they're not like regular ants, they fucking see you, they look you right in the eye and say, "i'm gunna crawl up your leg and fuck you up, cunt.' I wish I was joking.
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