Work to begin on Successor submarines that carry Trident missiles
Sir Michael Fallon announced £1.25 billion to begin the first building phase of the new fleet for the nuclear deterrent system.
The money for BAE Systems will be used to build the part of the submarine that controls the reactor as well as completing designs and investing in facilities at its Barrow-in-Furness yard.
Sir Michael, who made the announcement ahead of the Conservative party conference in Birmingham, said the submarines were the "ultimate guarantee of our nation's safety".
He said: "Britain's nuclear submarines are the ultimate guarantee of our nation's safety - we... read more
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