The UK is facing a £7.5 billion bill to dismantle its 20 defunct vessels. The UK defence department has not scrapped any of its 20 defunct nuclear submarines in more than three decades, according to a recent public spending report. Storing the vessels has already cost the government around £500 million. But why has the UK left these submarines in dockyards for so long – and how difficult is it to dismantle them?
Chemistry World 22nd April 2019 read more »
General Dynamics has received a $269.2m contract to provide 42 missile tubes and outfitting material for the US Navy’s Columbia class and the Royal Navy’s Dreadnought class nuclear submarines.
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