Prime Minister Anthony Albanese today announced the details of a nuclear submarine program run in partnership with the USA and UK.
Over the next three decades, Australia will acquire, produce and run nuclear powered submarines at a cost of up to $368bn.
As part of the deal, Australia will receive four second-hand US Virginia class submarines and one UK submarine within the next ten years.
Additionally, ‘SSN-AUKUS’ class submarines will be constructed in Australia for use by both its and the UK’s navies.
Produced By: Matthew van Wyk
Featured In Story: Amanda Copp, CRN Canberra Correspondent, Professor Andrew Stuchbery, Department of Nuclear Physics and Accelerator Applications, ANU, and Professor Gordon Flake, CEO, Perth USAsia Centre, UWA
First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 14 March 2023