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,


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