Senate Committee Approves Submarine Transfer to Australia under AUKUS Pact

NDAA Inclusion Proposed to Ensure Timely Passage

Posted 7/17/23

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the transfer of nuclear-powered submarines to Australia, a move that signifies progress for the AUKUS security pact. The decision was part of the National Defense Authorization Act, granting Australia a unique 20-year exemption from the stringent export rules of ITAR.

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