In his opinion, the construction of new military bases will significantly expand the capabilities of local industry and create new jobs for Australians.

The head of the defense department also noted that the capabilities of two Australian Air Force bases located on the east coast of the country will be expanded.

"The number of US Air Force and Navy personnel will be ... increased," TASS quoted Dutton as saying.

Earlier, the United States and Australia agreed to expand the American military presence in Australia.

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