Anforderungen von Australiens nuklearer U-Boot Flotte nuclear submarine requirement infographic
Grafik mit Details der Virginia-Klasse bzw. Astute Klasse U-Boote


Australien optiert für Flotte nuklearer U-Boote

September 21, 2021 - Ausraliens Entschluss, seinen A$80Mrd Auftrag mit Frankreich für 12 Diesel-getriebene U-Boote aufzukündigen, wird von Atom-U-Booten der Astute-Klasse aus England bzw. dem US Äquivalent, der Virginia Klasse abgelöst.

U.S. President Joe Biden revealed last week a new alliance including Australia and Britain that would deliver an Australian fleet of at least eight nuclear-powered submarines.

Under the Aukus pact, Australia will be given the technology to build the nuclear vessels as a way of countering China’s influence in the contested South China Sea, the BBC said.

The partnership ended a deal worth $37bn signed by Australia in 2016 for France to build 12 conventional submarines. France says it was informed of the pact only hours before the public announcement was made.

The new submarines will be much more capable than the original planned fleet, and could mean a bonanza for defence contractors in the UK and U.S., according to the Financial Times.

PUBLISHED: 22/09/2021; STORY: Graphic News