Defence secretary Michael Fallon cuts steel on first Successor-class submarine in Barrow
Mr Fallon was joined by BAE managing director Tony Johns at an official launch ceremony at Barrow shipyard just days after it was announced that the government £1.3m towards the project.
Against a backdrop of Astute-class submarines in Devonshire Dock Hall, Mr Fallon addressed the BAE workforce as phase one of the project formally got underway.
Mr Fallon said: "You are going to be building over the next 20 years the largest and most powerful submarines ever built in Britain.
"You will be the ones electrifying a new generation of engineers to continue building for Britain as well... read more
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