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DoD Acquisition Chief Seeking Regulatory ‘Nirvana’ in Crafting AUKUS Deal

DoD Acquisition Chief Seeking Regulatory ‘Nirvana’ in Crafting AUKUS Deal

Tugboats guide USS Minnesota (SSN-783) to the pier as the Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine returns to Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn., in 2021. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 1960s Polaris Sales Agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom that paved the way for commonality between the two countries’ ballistic missile submarines could serve as a successful model for the AUKUS pact, the Pentagon’s acquisition chief said today. Read More

Republicans Call for White House Shipbuilding Boost to Support AUKUS Attack Sub Sale

Republicans Call for White House Shipbuilding Boost to Support AUKUS Attack Sub Sale

Virginia-class submarine USS Oregon (SSN-793) transits the Thames River during routine operations in Groton, Conn., on Oct. 6. US Navy Photo

A group of Republican lawmakers is calling on the Biden administration to boost submarine industrial base support with a claim the U.S. submarine force could be at risk if Washington goes through with the sale of Virginia-class nuclear attack boats to the Royal Australian Navy, according to the letter obtained by USNI News. Read More

Senate Bill Sets Up AUKUS Sub Buy as U.S. Industrial Capacity Questions Linger

Senate Bill Sets Up AUKUS Sub Buy as U.S. Industrial Capacity Questions Linger

USS Vermont (SSN-792) makes her way up the Thames River and past the City of New London as she returns home after conducting routine operations to Submarine Base New London on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. US Navy Photo

This post has been update with additional legislative actions from the Fiscal Year 2024 NDAA.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The U.S. Senate took a tangible step forward to supply the Royal Australian Navy with its own nuclear attack boats with a new AUKUS bill that sets a framework to transfer Virginia-class attack boats to Canberra by the 2030s, Sen Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told reporters on Friday. Read More

White House 'Confident' In AUKUS Plan for Australian Nuclear-powered Submarine Fleet

White House ‘Confident’ In AUKUS Plan for Australian Nuclear-powered Submarine Fleet

President Joe Biden greets British Prime Minister Rishi Surnak and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese the AUKUS bilateral meeting in San Diego, Calif, March 13, 2023. DoD Photo

The White House’s senior coordinator for the Indo-Pacific is “confident” that Australia, the United Kingdom and United States can meet the challenge of Canberra fielding its own nuclear-powered submarine force. Read More

General Atomics Wins $1.2B Contract for EMALS, AAG on Future Carrier Doris Miller, French Carrier Study

General Atomics Wins $1.2B Contract for EMALS, AAG on Future Carrier Doris Miller, French Carrier Study

An artist’s conception of the electromagnetic launch systems (EMALS). General Atomics Photo

The builder of the electromagnetic catapults and advanced arresting gear used by the Navy’s Ford-class aircraft carrier won a $1.19 billion contract for the purchase of the systems aboard the future USS Doris Miller (CVN-81), the Pentagon said in a Wednesday contract announcement. Read More