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ASPI Explains: AUKUS and the submarines

By Peter Jennings and Marcus Hellyer

ASPI’s defence strategy and capability experts Peter Jennings & Dr Marcus Hellyer have been following the developments of Australia's submarine project for many years.

Here they discuss the regional ramifications of the newly announced AUKUS alliance and explore the importance of the submarine capability in light of the surprising decision to cancel the French submarine project and replace them with a smaller number of nuclear powered vessels.