Changes to Australia’s Submarine Plans

By David Dunlop, 16 September 2021

Australia has now done an about-face and scrapped the 12 boat French DCNS Barracuda Block 1A submarine deal. The French/Naval Group naturally are livid but a deal among the US, UK and Australia has just been announced to transfer nuclear technology to Australia. Up to 8 nuclear attack submarines are to be built. Whether it be Astute-class or Virginia-class boats is not clear as yet. Will this give Canada new momentum to make a deal with the US to also transfer its nuclear technology to Canada? Australia's deal with the US & UK does not involve any nuclear weapons. More to follow. See the following articles,   

https://maritime-executive.com/article/u-s-uk-agree-to-transfer-nuclear-sub-technology-to-australia

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/30440/Australia_to_Pass_France_s_Naval_Group__Looks_to_the_U_S___U_K__for_Nuclear_Submarines#.YUNH6rhKhPY

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