General Dynamics Fire Control System for Columbia & Dreadnought Class SSBNs

June 19, 2020 – The U.S. Navy recently awarded a new contract to General Dynamics Mission Systems that includes a broad scope of work for the Columbia and Dreadnought ballistic missile submarine class to support development, production, and installation requirements. The contract as awarded has a value of $104,214,429 over the next four years. This contract is the first for…

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£330 million sonar contract for Dreadnought submarines

February 28, 2020 – BAE Systems Submarines, which is building four nuclear submarines for the Royal Navy, has awarded work worth around £330 million to Thales UK. The Dreadnought sonar system will be developed at the global technology firm’s sites in Templecombe, Somerset, and Stockport. The periscope – known as the ‘Combat System Mast’ – will be developed and manufactured…

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Program to Replace UK’s Nuclear Warhead

February 25, 2020 – The Defence Secretary has laid a written ministerial statement in Parliament, reproduced below: In 2007 the government, endorsed by a Parliamentary vote, began a program to maintain the UK’s nuclear deterrent beyond the early 2030s. The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (Cm 9161) confirmed the UK’s commitment to an independent minimum credible deterrent, reaffirmed in…

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