NFLA ask why is the Ministry of Defence announcing more money for new Trident submarines when its procurement budget is in such a state of confusion. The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) are concerned by today’s announcement in Barrow by the Defence Minister Gavin Williamson of £2.5bn for new submarines, including nuclear armed Trident submarines, at a time when the wider budget of the Ministry of Defence is in such a state of confusion. The Defence Minister will announce today at the BAE Dockyard in Barrow that he has signed a £1.5bn contract to build a seventh ‘Astute’ ‘hunter-killer’ submarine for the Royal Navy. £960m worth of contracts have also been signed to boost the second phase of construction for the UK’s four nuclear-armed Trident ‘Dreadnought’ submarines.
NFLA 14th May 2018 read more »
A GOVERNMENT decision to spend £2.5 billion on nuclear-armed submarines was slammed today by local authorities committed against nuclear weapons and nuclear power. Defence Minister Gavin Williamson announced at the BAE dockyard in Barrow that he has signed a £1.5bn contract to build a seventh Astute “hunter-killer” submarine for the Royal Navy. And £960 million worth of contracts have also been signed for the construction for Britain’s four nuclear-armed Trident Dreadnought submarines. The Manchester-based Nuclear-Free Local Authorities group (NFLA) condemned the spending as being “against the ‘good faith’ commitments for nuclear disarmament enshrined in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.”
Morning Star 14th May 2018 read more »
A £60m nuclear submarine contract awarded by the Ministry of Defence is set to secure the jobs of 700 people at Rolls-Royce’s Derby plant. The MoD has said it is spending £960m on the second phase of construction for the UK’s four nuclear-armed Dreadnought submarines. £900m will got to BAE Systems, with the remaining £60m to Rolls-Royce Defence, which will further the design and manufacture of the nuclear propulsion power plant.
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Derby Telegraph 14th May 2018 read more »
The Scottish Government has renewed a call for the cancellation of Trident’s replacement – ahead of UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announcing a £2.5 billion investment in the UK’s nuclear submarines today. During a visit to the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, Williamson will reveal that a £1.5bn contract has been signed for a new Astute hunter killer submarine. He will also announce contracts worth £960 million to boost the second phase of construction of the four Dreadnought nuclear submarines that will replace those currently operating out of Faslane on the Clyde.
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