President Joe Biden is set to announce a partnership in sharing advanced defense technologies with both the UK and Australia. The three-way pact will be known as AAUKUS. It will be announced in a speech to the nation on Wednesday at 5 pm.
This three-way deal will enable the nations to "share information and know-how in key technological areas like artificial intelligence, cyber, underwater systems and long-range strike capabilities," according to Politico.
There will be an additional component to the agreement which will include the sharing of nuclear-defense infrastructure.
While China is not understood to be "explicitly mentioned," per Politico, a White House official and Congressional staffer said that the "subtext" of the announcement of the plan is that the west will be pushing back against Chinese military and technological aggression.