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New Report Launch

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Our new report 'Trouble Ahead: Risks and Rising Costs in the UK Nuclear Weapons Programme' is launching on Tuesday 30 April in the Palace of Westminster.

Financial risks on Trident successor – a Conspiracy of Concealment

Computer generated image of the Dreadnought Submarine - © Crown Copyright 2013

Defence procurement problems which are likely to affect the Dreadnought programme

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.