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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Darwin Maintenance Center Plan Progresses

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on February 18 announced the release of a tender for an industry partner to head a new Navy regional maintenance center in Darwin. The announcement was made during Morrison’s visit to HMAS Coonawarra. The regional maintenance center will support new capabilities, including the evolved Cape-class patrol boats and Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels expected to arrive in…

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