A brief dive with nuclear powered submarines

National Security College | Professional course


Australia’s planned acquisition of nuclear powered submarines presents significant capability, support and policy challenges for Australia; AUKUS partners have identified an Optimal Pathway to achieve the construction and delivery of SSN-AUKUS as an enduring nuclear-powered submarine capability for Australia. This 2-day program will familiarise course participants with the strategic national security drivers of the AUKUS partnership and the two AUKUS “pillars”. The course will consider the capability that nuclear powered submarines (SSNs) provide Australia, the science behind nuclear propulsion, and technological, workforce and social complexities and challenges associated with basing and operating SSNs.

Course date: 
9–10 July 2024
National Security College, #132 Crawford Building, 1 Lennox Crossing, ANU

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC Agencies; $2,700 for all others

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