Subscribe to UK Trident

UK Trident

UK nuclear weapons 'must be assumed to be vulnerable' to cyber attack

Britain's nuclear weapons can never be made completely safe from cyber attack, raising “serious questions about the longer-term efficacy of the UK nuclear deterrent”, according to a new report from an international security think tank.

Nuclear safety event reported every fortnight at Atomic Weapons Establishment

An official record of nuclear incidents has revealed that over the last three years over eighty safety-related events were reported to government safety inspectors by the factory where Britain's nuclear weapons are designed and built – an average of more than two every month.

Cancellation of Trident programme would have limited impact on Scottish jobs

A new report published jointly by the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) and the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament shows that many of the skills used by Scottish workers in the Trident nuclear weapons programme could be transferred to other non-Trident submarine work, surface warship work or economic development activity in alternative areas.

Trident whistleblower William McNeilly 'sacked to save the Navy's image'

William McNeilly, the Royal Navy whistleblower who exposed security and safety flaws in  Britain's nuclear-armed submarines, has left the Navy and will not face court martial or any further punishment for his actions.

Submarine faults bring into question UK's ability to successfully launch a Trident nuclear strike

Information released by a submariner who has blown the whistle on poor safety practices and equipment failures on board one of the Royal Navy's nuclear-armed Trident submarines indicates that the UK may not be able to guarantee launch of the any-time nuclear strike that the Trident system is designed to deliver.

Pages