A new generation of nuclear submarines will be developed to replace the Astute class in the 2040s. The Defence Command Paper, titled ‘Defence in a Competitive Age’, describes the planned programme: “We commit to funding for the next generation of nuclear submarines (SSNs) to guarantee our security well into the second half of the century.”
UK Defence Journal 23rd March 2021 read more »
The Government has pledged to fund the ‘next generation’ of nuclear submarines in a boost for Barrow’s shipyard. Barrow’s MP welcomed the ‘black and white commitment’ by the Government as it announced plans for the future of defence spending across the country. Following the Government’s announcement of the results of its integrated defence review last week, a paper entitled Defence in a Competitive Age spelled out the Government’s spending plans on nuclear submarine programmes. It said: “We remain committed to building seven Astute class submarines, four of which have already been delivered into service.
NW Evening Mail 24th March 2021 read more »