Australia eyes more defense tech work with U.S. as sub deal enters 18-month study period

By Tony Bertuca / November 16, 2021 at 8:05 PM
Australia’s ambassador to the United States, Arthur Sinodinos, said today Australia is interested in increasing cooperation with the United States and the U.K. on emerging defense technologies like artificial intelligence and believes weapon system partnerships will be accelerated by a new Indo-Pacific agreement between the nations that, among other things, allows Canberra access to sensitive U.S. nuclear submarine propulsion technology. The agreement, known as AUKUS, “is not just about submarines,” Sinodinos told reporters in Washington. AUKUS, he said, “is essentially...

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