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US seeks to build nuclear-powered submarines for Australia

Robert Besser
28 Sep 2022, 17:08 GMT+10

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Biden Administration and the Australian government are in discussions regarding the U.S. building the island nation's first nuclear-powered submarines, which could spend longer times patrolling underwater, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Amidst China's growing presence in the Indo-Pacific region, Australia has increased its defense spending in recent years.

The proposed agreement aims to provide Australia with its first nuclear-powered fleet by the mid-2030s.

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