State Department charts AUKUS roadmap with new mechanism to streamline defense trade

By Nick Wilson / May 26, 2023 at 2:07 PM
The State Department supplied House lawmakers with a plan for enabling AUKUS this week, endorsing legislative changes and unveiling a new "trade authorization mechanism" intended to streamline defense trade between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. A three-phased AUKUS plan, unveiled in March by the three participating nations , looks to transfer U.S. Virginia-class submarines to Australia in the early 2030s and strengthen the latter country’s industrial base to enable production of nuclear-powered submarines in the 2040s. Actualizing this...

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