Aukus pact: Reaction from France and China

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Published on 17 Sep 2021, 12:52
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has admitted at a defence fair in London that if he were French he would be disappointed over the Australian decision to axe diesel electric-submarines with a French firm, and switch to the UK and US technology for nuclear submarine propulsion.

The initiative announced this week will focus on helping the Australian navy procure a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines which is seen as a response to growing concerns over China.

Sky's Deborah Haynes got to speak to him.

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