The UK’s new nuclear deterrent is “on track” despite delays on the site where replacement submarines are being made, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said. An upgrade at BAE Systems’ shipyard in Barrow, Cumbria has been criticised by the National Audit Office (NAO) for being nearly two years behind schedule. Covid-19 had also “impacted” the programme, the MoD said. However, changes had been made to address the identified issues and reduce the delay, it said. “The revised delivery framework, including the contract model, aligns and incentivises all parties to deliver to the required-by dates,” it said.
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