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Australia's AUKUS deal will bring new nuclear-powered submarines. So what are they?

Steve Evans
By Steve Evans
Updated September 19 2021 - 6:44am, first published September 16 2021 - 3:30am
The fast-attack submarine USS Asheville alongside the USS Blue Ridge during training in the Philippine Sea. Picture: US Department of Defense

Australia is to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in a new partnership with the UK and United States known as AUKUS.

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Steve Evans

Steve Evans

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Steve Evans is a reporter on The Canberra Times. He's been a BBC correspondent in New York, London, Berlin and Seoul and the sole reporter/photographer/paper deliverer on The Glen Innes Examiner in country New South Wales. "All the jobs have been fascinating - and so it continues."