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Richard Scott, London - Jane's Navy International
31 December 2018
The delivery of the United Kingdomʼs first Dreadnought-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) remains within budget and on schedule, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said in its annual report on the program.
The report, ʻThe United Kingdom’s Future Nuclear Deterrent: 2018 Update to Parliament’, adds that work will be undertaken over the next six months to “analyse in greater detail the programme risks, and identify opportunities to increase flexibility in the schedule and reduce programme costs”.
In 2016 the UK parliament voted to retain the UK’s nuclear deterrent and replace the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) four Vanguard-class submarines with four new Dreadnought-class SSBNs.