Monday, March 13, 2023

US, UK And Australia Announce Nuclear Submarine Plan


Reuters: Eyeing China, Biden and allies unveil nuclear-powered submarine plan for Australia 

* First phase to see Australia buying US subs in early 2030s 

* Australia to receive new SSN-AUKUS class of subs in 2040s 

* Project to cost Australia $245 billion by 2055: defense official 

* Biden expects to speak to Chinese leader soon 

The United States, Australia and Britain on Monday unveiled details of a plan to provide Australia with nuclear-powered attack submarines from the early 2030s to counter China's ambitions in the Indo-Pacific. 

Addressing a ceremony at the U.S. naval base in San Diego, accompanied by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, U.S. President Joe Biden called the agreement under the 2021 AUKUS partnership part of a shared commitment to a free-and-open Indo-Pacific region with two of America's "most stalwart and capable allies." 

Sunak called it "a powerful partnership," adding: "For the first time ever it will mean three fleets of submarines working together across the Atlantic and Pacific keeping our oceans free ... for decades to come."  

Read more .... 

US, UK And Australia Announce Nuclear Submarine Plan  

Biden announces nuclear-powered submarines for Australia -- AP  

UK, US and Australia reveal details of nuclear submarine deal -- BBC  

China looms large as Biden makes submarine moves with UK, Australia -- CNN  

U.S. to sell nuke-powered subs to Australia in unprecedented deal -- Politico 

US, UK and Australia unveil nuclear submarine plan -- DW  

Australia To Field Virginia & SSN-AUKUS Submarines -- Naval News  

AUKUS Plan: Aussie Sailors to Serve on American Subs, RAN to Buy U.S. Virginia Attack Boats -- USNI News  

Aukus nuclear submarine deal loophole prompts proliferation fears -- The Guardian


Anonymous said...

Eagerly awaiting Ozzy Fazmans on the ground comments on this. His knowledge on tanks is vast and one could probably also safely bet, say $50, that his knowledge on nuclear submarines is equally impressive.

fazman said...

Stick to covid and conspiracy theories where your expertise lies. To be fair with all the steel required to build these subs tin foil for your hats may be I short supply. Da comrade da

Anonymous said...


don't be so negative. after all , you guys really stuck it to the Frogs to get these new boats. Hope they do not take as long as the Ford to build. And I wonder how much the US paid off your politicians to stiff the frenchies

Anonymous said...

I've had a run in or two with Fazman (over COVID). I've had a run in or two with a lot people. But all 2:35 is doing is making me support Fazman more. Is that what 2:35's boss wanted?

Anonymous said...


No, not really the case. Fazzy is being tormented out of a sense of justice. He deserves it due to some of the
outlandish comments he has made due to his blatant ideological bias support of the ukies.

Anonymous said...

^ says the russian troll

Anonymous said...

No NZ or Canada. So long 5 eyes

Anonymous said...

243 says the ukies troll