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scmp - 8 days ago

The underwater arms race: China, Aukus and a deepening submarine rivalry

Australia’s acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines from the United States and Britain will spark a complex naval competition in the Indo-Pacific above and below the water, according to analysts.The announcement of the Aukus pact and the plan by the US and Britain to equip Australia with, stealthy, long-range nuclear-powered attack submarines has clearly irritated its apparent target Beijing, which will only accelerate its own rapid build-up of submarine fleets and anti-submarine forces to…


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