Readout of AUKUS Joint Steering Group Meetings

Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America recently held meetings of the AUKUS Joint Steering Groups, which were established as part of the governance structure of the AUKUS partnership in September 2021. The delegations discussed the intensive work under way and the progress that has been made since the announcement of AUKUS. Both meetings were held at…

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Rear Admiral Dave Goggins to Support AUKUS Program

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, announced that Rear Adm. Dave Goggins has been selected as a Special Assistant in support of the on-going Australia – United Kingdom – United States (AUKUS) partnership’s effort on June 17. Goggins is currently the Program Executive Officer Attack Submarines (PEO SSN), and will be relieved by Rear Adm. Jonathon Rucker. Goggins will…

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AUKUS Plans Hypersonic Weapons to Confront China

(Propaganda) As the US, the UK and Australia announced they would cooperate to develop hypersonic weapons under the framework of the new AUKUS alliance and the NATO leaders are set – for the first time ever – to discuss China’s influence and “coercive policies” in its next strategic concept, analysts said that the US is making use of the Ukraine…

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FACT SHEET: Implementation of the AUKUS Partnership

March 5, 2022 – Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, and President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. of the United States reviewed progress in implementing the Australia – United Kingdom – United States (AUKUS) partnership. The leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific, and more broadly to an international system…

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Nuclear-Powered Submarines Welcomed

Former Royal Navy (RN) nuclear submarine executive officer, Captain Henry Finnis (ret’d), sees the benefits of Australia acquiring the vessels as he reflects on his career as a submariner. On September 16, the Prime Minister announced a new trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom and United States, called AUKUS. Despite being surprised by the Australian Government’s announcement to…

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Thales Updates Status After Australia’s Submarine Program Change

Thales takes note of the decision by the Australian authorities to acquire a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines in the framework of a new strategic security partnership with the United States and the United Kingdom. As described by the Australian government, this decision is motivated by accelerating changes to regional security that make conventional submarines unsuited to Australia’s future operational needs.…

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