Submarines Deal: US-UK preparing to stop Dragon, giving dangerous weapons to Australia

Submarines Deal: US-UK preparing to stop Dragon, giving dangerous weapons to Australia

Nuclear-powered Submarines Deal: America and Britain together are preparing to stop China. For which both countries are giving dangerous weapons to Australia. US President Joe Biden is going to make a big announcement related to this on Monday (March 13). Biden will meet the prime ministers of Australia and Britain in San Diego and announce a deal on nuclear-powered submarines. 

The three countries had announced the AUKUS plan in 2021 as part of efforts to counter China in the Indo-Pacific region. These submarines are being given under the Canberra Defense Project. However, questions remain about strict technology transfer rules in the US and the time it will take to deliver the submarines.

Virginia class submarines to be procured

Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be involved in this agreement. Australia is expected to buy five US Virginia class nuclear-powered submarines by 2030. After a submarine tour of Australia, the US will deploy two of its submarines to Australia’s shores by 2027.

China is opposing the agreement

China is opposing this agreement. Because China is putting pressure on Taiwan and asserts its possession in the disputed South China Sea. The United States, Australia and the United Kingdom want to put pressure on China together. Britain says AUKUS will create new jobs in Britain and help boost its economy’s low growth rate.

US shares technology for the first time since 1950

This will be the first time the US has shared its technology since doing so with Britain in the 1950s. Currently, only five countries (US, Russia, China, UK and France) have nuclear submarines under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. 

Nuclear submarines can stay underwater for longer periods of time and travel longer distances than conventional submarines without surfacing. The Virginia-class submarine requires a crew of 132, including 15 officers. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, during his recent visit to India, had said that his country would retain 100 per cent sovereignty over the submarines it operates.

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