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DSEI 2021: Australia opened nuclear submarine discussions in March
During a Q&A following his keynote speech at DSEI on 16 September, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace told delegates that Australia approached the UK about acquiring a nuclear submarine capability in March.
The news follows the announcement on 15 September of a trilateral security agreement between the UK, US and Australia – the cornerstone of which will be a project to build at least eight new nuclear-powered conventionally armed submarines.
The deal marks the end of a previous Australian agreement to purchase 12 diesel-electric submarines from France's Naval Group, prompting French anger.
Announced jointly by US President Joe Biden and the prime …
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