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New UK Trident nuclear submarines not ready before 2028

The decision means that the first of the new generation of nuclear submarines may not enter service until 2028 – around five years after the first Vanguard submarine is due to be withdrawn.

Trident nuclear deterrent replacement faces delay of up to five years guardian.co.uk, Wintour and Watt, 18 Oct 10, New generation of nuclear submarines may not enter service until 2028…..

• The building of the new generation of nuclear submarines, which will replace the current Vanguard class, will be delayed until the mid-2020s. The Vanguard submarines are due to be taken out of service between 2022 and 2024.

• The decision means that the first of the new generation of nuclear submarines may not enter service until 2028 – around five years after the first Vanguard submarine is due to be withdrawn.

• The delay means that the lives of the four exisiting Vanguard submarines will have to be extended…….

Trident nuclear deterrent replacement faces delay of up to five years | UK news | guardian.co.uk

October 18, 2010 - Posted by | UK, weapons and war | , , , ,

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