“I told you so”: No Aussie subs in 2030s, total reliance on the Yanks

Mar 16, 2024
USA flag absorbs the Australian flag

The sweetest words in the English language: I told you so.

French submarines, the first of which were scheduled for delivery in 2034 under a $90bn program with France’s Naval Group – before the contract was ripped up by the Morrison government – were lethal and affordable.

Now we know that the US is very reluctant to sell us Virginia Class nuclear powered SSNs under the AUKUS agreement.

The Result?

No Aussie subs in the 2030s and total reliance on the Yanks.

We are not a sovereign nation.

For more on this topic, P&I recommends:

Australia’s biggest AUKUS risk? America, our dangerous ally

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