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Defence Secretary announces £642 million spend on Trident replacement submarines

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced £642 million of spending for the Successor Trident replacement submarine programme.

Underwater drone technology threatens submarines of the future

A new report from the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) has warned that the development of high-tech underwater drones and advances in sensor technology which will make the oceans “effectively transparent” could mean an end to the days when submarines can remain at sea undetected.

BAE awarded £201m for further design work on new Trident submarines

More than £200 million in funding has been released by the Ministry of Defence to support further design work for 'Successor' class Trident replacement submarines.

Trident replacement programme 'on target' as spending passes £1.2 billion

Spending to date on the programme to replace the submarines which carry the UK's Trident nuclear weapons has now reached a total of £1.24 billion, according to an annual progress report published by the Ministry of Defence.

Main contractors appointed for Barrow shipyard upgrade project

BAE Systems has appointed three construction companies to upgrade its Barrow-in-Furness shipyard in preparation to build a replacement for the Royal Navy's Vanguard class Trident submarines.

Confusion over pledge to reduce number of missile tubes in new Trident submarines

The government is facing accusations that it has misled the public and the international community over the number of missiles which could be carried on the 'Successor' class Trident replacement submarines following the disclosure of details of a contract to build missile tubes for a new submarine.

Emergency arrangements “below standard” at Barrow submarine shipyard

Emergency arrangements and management systems at the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness are “significantly below standard” and require improvement, according to the government's nuclear safety regulator.

£300 million spending programme to allow construction of new Trident submarines at Barrow

The Ministry of Defence has announced a £300 million upgrade programme for the BAE Systems shipyard at Barrow-in-Furness to allow construction of new 'Successor' class Trident replacement submarines.

New analysis reveals full impact of Trident replacement on defence budgets

New analysis by the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI) shows that spending on the Trident replacement programme looks set to consume one third of the UK's military equipment budget for most of the 2020s – and beyond.

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