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The AUKUS pact is a model for Western allies

The AUKUS pact is a long-term commitment to match China's military might by pooling resources and talent, with Australia, America and Britain collaborating on a next-gen submarine design and rotating submarines through Perth.

  • Australia, America and Britain will collaborate on a next-generation submarine design.
  • America and Britain will rotate submarines through Perth in the 2020s.
  • America will sell up to five Virginia-class nuclear submarines to Australia in the 2030s.
  • The AUKUS pact aims to match China’s military heft.
  • The submarines will be nuclear-powered, but not nuclear-armed.
The AUKUS pact is a model for Western allies
Pooling talent and resources is the only way to match China’s heft | Leaders