US In Talks To Speed Up Australian Nuclear Submarine Deal:
The US is discussing accelerating the production of nuclear submarines to bolster Australia’s defense capabilities in an effort to counter China’s growing military influence in the Asia Pacific region, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Under the plan, the US would provide Australia with the “first few” nuclear subs by mid-2030s to tide Australia over as it continues to develop its own production capabilities, the newspaper said, citing Western officials. The proposal -- not yet approved -- is one of several being considered as a means of more quickly securing a nuclear-powered fleet for Australia.
Australia is paying 8 billion ($8.4 billion) and $US6. 2 billion ($9 billion) per boat. Australian Strategic Policy Institute senior analyst Marcus Hellyer has previously estimated the cost of building eight submarines in Australia based on the Virginia class at $79 billion in 2021 dollars, or $171 billion when adjusted for inflation.
Why should Australia waste so much money?
There are roughly 750 US foreign military bases; they are spread across 80 nations! After the U.S is the UK, but they only have 145 bases. Russia has about 3 dozen bases, and China just five. This implies that the U.S has three times as many bases as all other countries combined.
Why should US waste so much money?
China rolls out new weapon systems, nuclear-capable missiles in military parade:
All of the intercontinental ballistic missiles in the world's nuclear arsenals are hypersonic, reaching about 15,000 mph (24,140 kph), or about 4 miles (6.4 km) per second at their maximum velocity.
How Hypersonic Missiles Work and the Significant Threats They Pose?
Three types of hypersonic missiles
There are three different types of non-ICBM hypersonic weapons: aero-ballistic, glide vehicles and cruise missiles. A hypersonic aero-ballistic system is dropped from an aircraft, accelerated to hypersonic speed using a rocket and then follows a ballistic, meaning unpowered, trajectory.
A hypersonic glide vehicle is boosted on a rocket to high altitude and then glides to its target, maneuvering along the way. Examples of hypersonic glide vehicles include China’s Dongfeng-17, Russia’s Avangard, and the U.S. Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike system.
U.S. officials have expressed concern that China’s hypersonic glide vehicle technology is further advanced than the U.S. system.
Who dares to attack China?
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