Extra £350m Trident funding

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is expected to announce an additional £350 million-worth of funding for the next stage of designing the future generation of British nuclear-armed submarines.

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Further investment announced after Trident test launch

The announcement followed the successful firing of an unarmed Trident ballistic missile by HMS Vigilant during a test launch in the Atlantic Ocean last week, according to the the MoD.

HMS Vigilant is one of four Vanguard Class submarines which maintain the UK's nuclear deterrent.

The Vanguard submarines will be replaced from 2028 by the Successor which is currently being designed by British companies.

As a result of this latest announcement, BAE Systems will proceed with an additional £315 million worth of work, with a further £38 million carried out by engineering support services company Babcock

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