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Dreadnought-class submarine

Index Dreadnought-class submarine

The Dreadnought class is the replacement for the ''Vanguard'' class of ballistic missile submarines which entered service in the United Kingdom in the 1990s with an intended service life of 25 years. [1]

37 relations: BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines, Ballistic missile submarine, Barrow-in-Furness, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Conservative Party (UK), Defence Select Committee, Deterrence theory, Future of the Royal Navy, Gov.uk, HMNB Clyde, House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Letters of last resort, List of submarine classes of the Royal Navy, List of submarines of the Royal Navy, Lockheed Corporation, National Audit Office (United Kingdom), Nuclear marine propulsion, Nuclear weapons and the United Kingdom, Pre-emptive nuclear strike, Pump-jet, RNAD Coulport, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Royal Navy Submarine Service, Scotland, Strategic Defence Review, Submarine-launched ballistic missile, The Mail (Cumbria), Trafalgar Day, Trident (missile), Trident (UK nuclear programme), Trident Ploughshares, UGM-133 Trident II, United Kingdom, United Kingdom and weapons of mass destruction, Vanguard-class submarine, WE.177.

BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines

BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines, known as BAE Systems Submarine Solutions until January 2012, is a wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems, based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, and is responsible for the development and production of submarines.

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Ballistic missile submarine

A ballistic missile submarine is a submarine capable of deploying submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) with nuclear warheads.

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Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-Furness, commonly known as Barrow, is a town and borough in Cumbria, England.

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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is an organisation that advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament by the United Kingdom, international nuclear disarmament and tighter international arms regulation through agreements such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Defence Select Committee

The Defence Select Committee is one of the Select Committees of the British House of Commons, having been established in 1979.

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Deterrence theory

Deterrence theory gained increased prominence as a military strategy during the Cold War with regard to the use of nuclear weapons.

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Future of the Royal Navy

At the beginning of the 1990s the Royal Navy was a force designed for the Cold War.

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Gov.uk

gov.uk (styled on the site as GOV.UK) is a United Kingdom public sector information website, created by the Government Digital Service to provide a single point of access to HM Government services.

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HMNB Clyde

Her Majesty's Naval Base, Clyde (HMNB Clyde; also HMS Neptune) primarily sited at Faslane is one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the Royal Navy (the others being HMNB Devonport and HMNB Portsmouth).

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House of Commons of the United Kingdom

The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Letters of last resort

The letters of last resort are four identically worded handwritten letters from the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to the commanding officers of the four British ballistic missile submarines.

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List of submarine classes of the Royal Navy

This is a list of submarine classes of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom.

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List of submarines of the Royal Navy

This is a list of Royal Navy submarines, arranged chronologically.

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Lockheed Corporation

The Lockheed Corporation was an American aerospace company.

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National Audit Office (United Kingdom)

The National Audit Office (NAO) is an independent Parliamentary body in the United Kingdom which is responsible for auditing central government departments, government agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

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Nuclear marine propulsion

Nuclear marine propulsion is propulsion of a ship or submarine with heat provided by a nuclear power plant.

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Nuclear weapons and the United Kingdom

In October 1952, the United Kingdom (UK) became the third country to independently develop and test nuclear weapons.

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Pre-emptive nuclear strike

In nuclear strategy, a first strike is a preemptive surprise attack employing overwhelming force.

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Pump-jet

A view of pump-jets operating ''Discovery'' jet ski pump jet Rear view of pump-jet on a Mark 50 torpedo A pump-jet, hydrojet, or water jet is a marine system that creates a jet of water for propulsion.

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RNAD Coulport

Royal Naval Armaments Depot Coulport, shortened to RNAD Coulport, on Loch Long in Argyll, Scotland, is the storage and loading facility for the nuclear warheads of the United Kingdom's Trident programme.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Royal Navy Submarine Service

The Royal Navy Submarine Service is the submarine element of the Royal Navy.

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Scotland

Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Strategic Defence Review

The Strategic Defence Review (SDR) was a British policy document produced in July 1998 by the Labour Government that had gained power a year previously.

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Submarine-launched ballistic missile

A submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) is a ballistic missile capable of being launched from submarines.

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The Mail (Cumbria)

The Mail, known previously as the North-West Evening Mail (1987-2017), is a daily, local newspaper in the United Kingdom, printed every evening.

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Trafalgar Day

Trafalgar Day is the celebration of the victory won by the Royal Navy, commanded by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, over the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.

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Trident (missile)

The Trident missile is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) equipped with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRV).

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Trident (UK nuclear programme)

Trident, also known as the Trident nuclear programme or Trident nuclear deterrent, covers the development, procurement and operation of nuclear weapons in the United Kingdom and their means of delivery.

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Trident Ploughshares

Trident Ploughshares (originally named Trident Ploughshares 2000) is an activist anti-nuclear weapons group, founded in 1998 with the aim of "beating swords into ploughshares" (taken from the Book of Isaiah).

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UGM-133 Trident II

The UGM-133A Trident II, or Trident D5 is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, California, and deployed with the American and British navies.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United Kingdom and weapons of mass destruction

The United Kingdom possesses, or has possessed, a variety of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

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Vanguard-class submarine

The Vanguard class is a class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) in service with the Royal Navy.

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WE.177

The WE.177, originally styled as WE 177, and sometimes simply as WE177, was a series of tactical and strategic nuclear weapons equipping the Royal Navy (RN) and the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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British replacement of the Trident system, British replacement of the trident system, Future Royal Navy SSBN programme, Successor (submarine), Successor class, Successor class submarine, Successor to the British Trident system, Successor to the UK Trident system, Successor-class submarine.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreadnought-class_submarine

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