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£350m nuclear sub upgrade

A £350 million deal to upgrade one of the Royal Navy's nuclear deterrent submarines will secure 2,000 UK jobs, the Defence Secretary will announce later.

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MoD: Contract is 'testament' to skills of UK workforce

The £350 million contract to upgrade one of the Royal Navy's nuclear missile submarines, safeguarding 2,000 UK jobs, has been called the "final phase" in the "successful programme" of refuelling the fleet.

This contract marks the final phase of what has proved to be a very successful programme of refuelling our fleet of nuclear submarines.

The highly sophisticated nature of the work involved in the deep maintenance of these magnificent vessels is testament to the experience and skills of the workforce here in Devonport and those in the supply chain across the UK."

– Rear Admiral Simon Lister, director of submarines for the MoD

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