- Britain will play a bigger role in the security pact with the US to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines than envisaged 18 months ago.
- Rishi Sunak, UK prime minister, told colleagues the deal has ‘gone our way’.
- The Aukus pact is intended to help Australia secure nuclear-powered submarines, co-operating in areas such as hypersonic weapons.
- The submarine design is expected to be a “hybrid” platform based on a “pragmatic” design.
- The US and UK have limited submarine-building capacity, and the US and UK are running hot to deliver for their own programmes.
Britain to play bigger role in Aukus submarine deal than envisaged
Britain will play a bigger role in a security pact with the US to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. Rishi Sunak, UK prime minister, said the deal has ‘gone our way’. The submarines will be a “hybrid” design.