BAE Systems says ready to support new U.S., UK, Australia defence partnership

BAE Systems says ready to support new U.S., UK, Australia defence partnership
BAE Systems says ready to support new U.S., UK, Australia defence partnership Copyright Thomson Reuters 2021
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LONDON - British defence company BAE Systems, which makes nuclear submarines for the UK, said it was ready to support a new defence partnership between the United States, Australia and Britain called AUKUS.

"As a company with a significant presence in all three markets we stand ready to support the AUKUS discussions as they progress," a spokeswoman for BAE Systems said in a statement on Thursday.

Under the new AUKUS deal, Australia will build eight nuclear-powered submarines.

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