Lawmakers press Defense Department for AUKUS implementation plans

By Nick Wilson / September 6, 2023 at 4:11 PM
Senate lawmakers today pressed Defense and State department officials for a plan to boost domestic submarine production and requested an estimate of how much additional funding the U.S. government will need to invest in order to deliver on its commitments under the AUKUS security partnership. “Based on mission requirements set by the Navy, the United States and Australia need these [Virginia-class] submarines faster than they are currently being produced,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) said today during...

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