Government publishes £159bn military equipment plan

HMS Victorious at Clyde in Scotland - £35.8 billion will be spent on a new generation of nuclear submarines. Credit: PA

The Ministry of Defence has published a detailed plan for how it will equip Britain's military over the next 10 years, and how that will be funded.

The Defence Equipment Plan for 2012 - 2022 will cost £159bn.

It is the first time the Government has published such detailed defence equipment spending plans over such a long period.

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