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Australia cuts French submarine deal for US nuclear fleet; Scott Morrison cites 'changed strategic environment' as reason
Australia's submarine upgrade was a response to China’s takeover of the South China Sea, aggressive bullying of Australia and intimidation of Japan and Taiwan, said Peter Jennings.
Australia dismisses France's accusations, says concerns over submarine deal 'raised some months ago'
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the capability being delivered by France's Attack Class submarine was not going to meet their strategic interests
The move comes after Australia's decision to break a 2016 deal for French submarines in favour of American nuclear-powered vessels