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Does Australia have the expertise to operate nuclear-powered submarines?

Acquiring the skills necessary to build and operate nuclear engines may take years, researchers say.

a submarine half in the water.There are two large ships next to it aand a small boat behind
The Los Angeles-class submarine USS San Francisco from a five-month deployment June 4, 2004 in Apra Harbor, Guam. Credit: Mark A. Leonesio/U.S. Navy via Getty Images