UK Defense Secretary announces £642 million investment in nuclear submarines
The funding will help to progress work on the four new submarines that will begin replacing the Vanguard class, from the 2030s. The funding will go towards new parts and facilities, as well as further design work.
The investment will include £225 million of investment for new facilities, at BAE Systems at Barrow-in-Furness, where the submarines will be assembled. That investment will ensure the submarines are built with maximum efficiency.
The funding will also see significant investment in the UK/U.S. collaboration for the Common Missile Compartment and around £200 million for the submarine’s power plant, including long lead items. ■