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A new weapons deal between the US and Australia has been confirmed as tensions with China continue to rise.

Australia has announced a new partnership with the US to develop precision strike missile technology capable of hitting targets at ranges of more than 400km in an effort to bolster Australia’s military capabilities.

In a recent memorandum of understanding between the Australian Army and the US military, the two countries pledge to increase the lethality, range and target engagement of the missile under development.

The US Army’s Defence Exports and Co-operation deputy assistant secretary Elizabeth Wilson said the new missile agreement “complements the US presence in the Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility”.

“(The agreement) reinforces our dedication to allies in the Indo-Pacific and sets a path forward for US Army long-range precision fires in the region,” Ms Wilson said.