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Next-generation UK attack submarine may be fully collaborative AUKUS design, Defence Secretary says

1st September 2022 - 09:46 GMT | by Harry Lye in Barrow-In-Furness


Australian submariners will train with UK RN counterparts on the newly commissioned HMS Anson under the AUKUS agreement. (Photo: UK MoD/ Crown Copyright)

A 'collaborative sub' design with AUKUS partners is a future option for the UK, according to Ben Wallace.

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said the design of the UK’s next attack submarine could be a ‘collaborative sub’ fully shared with AUKUS partners Australia and the US.

Speaking during a press conference following the commissioning of the fifth RN Astute-class submarine HMS Anson, Wallace said the 'ultimate' culmination of AUKUS, in his view, was to produce a boat in the 2030s that is 'truly collaborative'.

Standing alongside Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles, Wallace said: "The ultimate is all of us to get through to 2030 where we produce a submarine that is, in my view, truly

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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