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PODCAST: Unpacking AUKUS — Australia’s nuclear submarine deal

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, editor of Defence Connect Liam Garman and news editor Charbel Kadib join host Phil Tarrant to discuss the Commonwealth government’s decision to overhaul the Future Submarines program.

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, editor of Defence Connect Liam Garman and news editor Charbel Kadib join host Phil Tarrant to discuss the Commonwealth government’s decision to overhaul the Future Submarines program.

  

The trio begin by unpacking the new trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, dubbed AUKUS, which will involve the local construction of nuclear-powered submarines for the Royal Australian Navy as part of a knowledge sharing arrangement.

Tarrant, Garman and Kadib then explore the potential benefits of nuclear propulsion technology in bolstering undersea warfare capability, and the broader defence plan associated with the AUKUS pact.

The team also discusses the local reaction to the AUKUS deal, including the response from former SEA 1000 contractor Naval Group.

Finally, the trio examines the geostrategic implications of the decision, detailing the international reaction from both Australia’s allies and adversaries.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 329: PODCAST: Remembering the fall of Kabul, with Fred Smith
Episode 328: PODCAST: The Defence Strategic Review, shaping the future ADF
Episode 327: PODCAST: Readying Australia for the nuclear submarine revolution
Episode 326: PODCAST: The future of ISR satellites, with Kleos co-founder Andy Bowyer
Episode 325: PODCAST: In conversation with the head of Defence Space Command, Air Vice-Marshal Catherine Roberts
Episode 324: PODCAST: News, public opinion and energy security – unpacking the latest in defence
Episode 323: PODCAST: Cyber security, a legal requirement? With Clyde & Co’s Reece Corbett-Wilkins and Avryl Lattin
Episode 322: PODCAST: 45 Days – The Fight For A Nation, with Emile Ghessen
Episode 321: PODCAST: News wrap – Chapter closed: Subs program turns new page
Episode 320: SPOTLIGHT: Revolutionising the space domain, with Lockheed Martin Australia and Inovor Technologies

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