MOSCOW. July 13, 2023. PIR PRESS. The Security Index Occasional Paper Series came out with the new report “AUKUS and Australia`s Defence Strategy” by Vladimir Ladanov.
This research paper takes a look at the recent AUKUS (Australia-UK-US) nuclearpowered submarines announcement and tries to put it in the context of Australia’s defence strategy.
It does so in three steps. First, it summarises a promulgated optimal pathway to deliver nuclear-powered general-purpose attack submarine (SSN as the US Navy hull classification symbol) capability to the Royal Australian Navy. Secondly, it notes several thought-provoking reactions by Australian public figures and analysts. Thirdly, it discusses how AUKUS fits into Australia’s defence strategy and planning. The paper concludes by examining the feasibility of Australia’s self-sufficient defence posture.
About AUKUS in the context of Australia’s defence strategy — on the pages of this paper.
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