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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government had decided to invest in a U.S. nuclear submarine, revoke its contract with France and build a diesel electric submarine because of changes in the strategic environment. increase.
President Joe Biden had previously announced a new security alliance between Australia and the United Kingdom to develop Australia’s nuclear submarine fleet.
As a result, Australia has informed France that it will terminate its contract with the state’s majority-owned DCNS to build the world’s largest 12 conventional submarines.
“There is a very real question as to whether traditional submarine capabilities address Australia’s strategic security needs in the Indo-Pacific,” Morrison told French President Emmanuel Macron in June. rice field.
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