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Gli Stati Uniti forniranno all’Australia i sottomarini AUKUS? “Non succederà”, dice un importante legislatore statunitense

Colin Clark, Aaron Mehta, Breaking Defense:

Rep. Rob Wittman, one of the most powerful defense lawmakers on Capitol Hill, sent a shot across the bow this weekend at anyone who thinks the solution to getting Australia new nuclear attack subs is simply to have America make them.

“There’s been a lot of talk about well, the Australians would just buy a US submarine. That’s not going to happen,” Wittman, currently the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee’s seapower subcommittee, told Breaking Defense in a Saturday interview. The issue, he said, is that the US cannot afford to interupt its own submarine buy: “I just don’t see how we’re going to build a submarine and sell it to Australia during that time.”.

Will US supply Australia with AUKUS subs? ‘That’s not going to happen,’ key US lawmaker says – Breaking Defense