The Biden Administration will investigate an option of building part of Australia’s nuclear submarine fleet to plug the concerns of a capability gap.
Western officials said the “first few boats” would be built in the United States to provide Australia with its first nuclear-powered submarines by the mid-2030s instead of the 2040s, which was the first estimated timeline.
It will then continue to assist Canberra in producing the remaining submarines at the world-class Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide.
The move has been discussed among senior officials from Australia, United States and United…
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