DOD asks Congress for AUKUS provisions in FY-24 defense authorization bill

By Nick Wilson / May 17, 2023 at 2:09 PM
The Defense Department is asking Congress to include legislative language supporting AUKUS in its upcoming defense authorization bill, including provisions that would enable the transfer of Virginia-class submarines to Australia and allow the United States to expand its submarine industrial base using Australian funding. Submitted May 2 by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the legislative proposal highlights a need to bolster U.S. public and private submarine industrial base capacity in order to deliver on the AUKUS agreement ,...

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