Australia needs its officers and sailors to learn how to operate American submarines now instead of waiting for construction on the country’s first nuclear submarine, the ranking Republican on a key congressional committee said Tuesday. Read More
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Australia to Pick Nuclear Submarine Design in Early 2023, Says Official
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Australian government is set to announce the design for its first nuclear submarine in the first quarter of 2023, its deputy prime minister and defense minister said Thursday. Read More
Australia Developing New Defense Strategy in Response to China, Says Deputy Prime Minister
Australia is developing long-range strike weapons, remains intent on building a nuclear-powered submarine force and is ramping up its area access denial capabilities in cooperation with the United States as it watches China “trying to shape the world around us,” its deputy prime minister said. Read More
U.K. Foreign Secretary Warns Against Easing Pressure on Russia
The United Kingdom’s foreign secretary told attendees at a forum on NATO’s future it was crucial that Russia loses its invasion into Ukraine. Read More
People’s Liberation Army Navy Ships Complete Circle Around Japan
A People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) surface group entered the East China Sea on Wednesday, according to a Thursday Japan Defense Ministry release. The surface group completed a near circuit of Japan since they were sighted in the Tsushima Strait on June 12.
RIMPAC 2022 Kicks Off in Hawaii With 21 Partner Nation Ships
A total of 21 United States partner nation ships, including one submarine, from 14 countries are now docked at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Hawaii for the Rim of the Pacific 2022 (RIMPAC 2022) exercise that kicks off today.
New AUKUS Caucus Bill Calls for U.S.-Australia Sub Training Pipeline
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would help the Royal Australian Navy train its future submarine warfare officers with U.S. sailors. Read More
American Carrier Strike Groups in Philippine Sea Ahead of RIMPAC 2022
Two carrier strike groups, along with an amphibious assault ship, are drilling together in the Philippine Sea ahead of the Rim of the Pacific 2022 (RIMPAC). Read More
Chinese Navy Ship Operating Off of Australia, Canberra Says
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) intelligence ship is currently operating off the north-west shelf of Australia, the Australian Department of Defence said Friday.
Chinese Carrier Liaoning Strike Group Steaming Near Japan, Says MoD
The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) dispatched an eight-ship carrier group, led by the carrier CNS Liaoning (16) and accompanied by five destroyers, a frigate and a replenishment ship, into the Pacific Ocean via transit of the Miyako Strait Monday, marking the first time since December 2021 that the carrier has operated in the area. Read More