How Snare is helping to bolster modern defence capabilities amid the AUKUS partnership

To help bolster modern defence capabilities, Australia , the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States of America (USA) have established a new partnership, dubbed AUKUS, that prioritises sharing information and technology. There are two primary functions and related lines of effort of the AUKUS partnership.[1]

One key aspect of the agreement is the construction of nuclear submarines, equipping Australia with the capability to operate conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarines. This places Australia among only seven nations worldwide with such capabilities, while maintaining the highest standards of non-proliferation.

The second function of AUKUS is to develop and provide joint advanced military capabilities that promote security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, including quantum technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomy, advanced cyber capabilities, and hypersonic and counter-hypersonic capabilities.