A £235m contract to maintain the nuclear engines of the UK’s fleet of submarines has been confirmed. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson made the announcement while visiting Rolls-Royce’s Raynesway plant in Derby. The deal covers systems on the Trafalgar, Vanguard and Astute class subs until 2022, securing about 500 jobs, mostly in Derby. Mr Williams also revealed the third of the new generation Trident submarines will be called HMS Warspite. It will join Dreadnought, Valiant and an as-yet-unnamed vessel as part of a frontline nuclear deterrent system which has at least one Trident missile-equipped sub on duty at all times.
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Defence secretary Gavin Williamson has awarded a £235m contract to support nuclear propulsion systems — sustaining jobs in Devonport. The new Nuclear Propulsion Lifetime Management contract will provide vital support to the delivery of the Continuous at Sea Deterrent which ensures there is always a Royal Navy ballistic missile submarine at sea — which reaches the 50th anniversary milestone this year. The jobs sustained by this contract will be predominantly at Rolls-Royce in Derby and satellite offices at HMNB Clyde and HMNB Devonport.
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