Senator Rex Patrick says there were doubts over the Shortfin Barracuda but ‘it’s a huge jump’ to building a nuclear submarine

About 350 Naval Group Australia jobs will be lost with the decision to scrap Australia’s current $90bn submarine project and replace it with a plan to build nuclear submarines in Adelaide.

Despite anxiety in South Australia over potential job losses, and uncertainty about the future of some supply chain companies dedicated to the existing French project, observers said the move was necessary.

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