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HMAS STIRLING, Australia (March 16, 2023) - Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles shakes hands with Lt. j.g. Michael Nix, assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758), before going onboard for a tour, March 16. Asheville conducted multiple tours for distinguished visitors during a routine port visit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia to enhance interoperability and communication, and strengthen relationships with the Royal Australian Navy. (Courtesy photo by Australian Department of Defence)
230316-N-NZ442-1076.JPG Photo By: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez

Apr 24, 2023
HMAS STIRLING, Australia - Australian Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Richard Marles MP is greated by the ship�s company of United States Navy Submarine USS Asheville during a visit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. *** Local Caption *** On 14 March 2023, the Government announced the first initiative under an enhanced trilateral security partnership with the United Kingdom and the United States (AUKUS) that will identify the optimal pathway for the acquisition of at least eight nuclear-powered submarines for the Royal Australian Navy. The Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Richard Marles held a press conference at HMAS Stirling on Thursday 16 March to outline the Government's plan for the acquisition of Nuclear Submarines.


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