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BAE Systems, the UK defense firm, has won a £3.95 billion submarine deal, according to Aukus.

The three countries disclosed the terms of the Aukus deal in March, which will supply Australia with nuclear-powered attack submarines by the late 2030s.

The agreement is intended to curb China’s ambitions in the Indo-Pacific area.

Beijing has slammed the three countries over the agreement.

“We’re incredibly proud of our role in delivering this critical tri-nation submarine programme,” said BAE Systems Chief Executive Charles Woodburn.

According to BAE, the financing will cover development work until 2028, with vessel production set to begin near the end of this decade.

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The first SSN-Aukus submarine is set to arrive in the late 2030s.

The SSN-Aukus submarines, based on a British design, will be used by both the UK and Australia.

“This multibillion-pound investment in the Aukus submarine programme will help deliver the long-term hunter-killer submarine capabilities the UK requires to maintain our strategic advantage and secure our leading position in a contested global order,” UK defence minister Grant Shapps said as the Conservative Party conference began in Manchester.

The SSN-Aukus will be the largest, most powerful, and most modern attack submarine ever deployed by the Royal Navy, and will eventually replace the Astute class, which BAE manufactures in its Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, facility.

The agreement will provide decades of work at the shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness, which employs over 10,000 people.

The agreement would also fund considerable investment at the site, investment in its supply chain, and the hiring of more than 5,000 personnel, according to the company.

According to the company’s website, BAE employs 39,600 employees in the UK and has a global workforce of more than 93,000.

The Aukus transaction benefits other big UK defense firms as well.

Rolls-Royce Submarines revealed in March that it would supply all of the nuclear reactor plants that will power the SSN-Aukus vessels.

Rolls-Royce said in June that the transaction will virtually increase the size of its Raynesway facility in Derby. Babcock International, which maintains and supports the UK’s submarines, announced on Sunday that it has signed a five-year contract with the Ministry of Defence to work on the SSN-Aukus design.

China has regularly criticized the Aukus security partnership, which was first proposed in September 2021.

However, the three Western countries claim that the agreement is intended to strengthen Indo-Pacific stability.


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