– Philip Hammond MP, Defence Secretary
Our continuous submarine-based nuclear deterrent is the ultimate safeguard of our national security and the Government is committed to maintaining it, both now and in the future.
The test firing and further investment in replacing the deterrent demonstrates that commitment. This latest expenditure for the next generation of nuclear-armed submarines is an investment in UK security and the British economy, sustaining high-quality jobs and vital skills.
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.