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Defence Secretary publishes update on progress with Trident replacement

Categories: Articles:Nuclear Weapons | Published: 09/01/2014 | Views: 3066

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has published the second of a series of annual updates on the Trident replacement programme and announced two further contracts with BAE Systems for work on the programme, taking the total spent on replacing Trident to more than £800 million since 2011. 

The update, published as a report to Parliament,  an outline of progress made to date on the Trident replacement programme and particularly on plans to build a new 'Successor' submarine to replace the current Vanguard class Trident missile submarines.  The report includes a concept image showing an approximation of the design for the new submarine – the first such picture to be released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).    Read more here

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