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11/02/2009
US speeds up Trident plan 'to suit UK' DEFENCE: SUBMARINES

THE US government has accelerated its programme to replace Trident nuclear missiles to help the UK, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.


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19/12/2008
Meet the Astute’s new commanding officer

FURNESS folk should be proud of Barrow’s latest £2.2bn nuclear submarine, says its new commanding officer. (NW Evening Mail, 8 December 2008)


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19/12/2008
Minister for Defence Equipment and Support at HCDC

The Defence Select Committee has heard evidence from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Quentin Davies and other Ministry of Defence officials on Defence Equipment on 16th December. This is a summary of what was covered : a full transcript will be published on the Parliamentary website in diue course.


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19/12/2008
Americans head for shipyard

TOP American submarine designers and technicians look set to have comfortable accommodation once they come to work in Barrow. (NW Evening Mail, 18 December 2008)


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19/12/2008
Unions welcome Rosyth carriers job extension... but MP's not so sure

A DELAY of up to two years in the completion of the two super aircraft carriers at Rosyth Dockyard has been welcomed by the trade unions.


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15/12/2008
Carrier decision and job implications at Rosyth and Plymouth

Delay will not cost jobs, say yard bosses


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09/12/2008
Hotel boss fears for carrier order work

A PROMINENT Barrow businessman has written to John Hutton raising fears the town is going to lose its work on two new aircraft carriers. (NW Evening Mail, 5 December 2008)


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09/12/2008
Head of Royal Navy threatens resignation over push to scrap Harriers

THE RAF is trying to use a major cash crisis within the Ministry of Defence to get rid of the Fleet Air Arm, defence sources said last week.


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09/12/2008
U.K. To Announce Weapon Cuts, Delays

Britain's Ministry of Defence is set to unveil delays and reductions to major programs next week as the government grapples with a significant potential overspend in the budget next year.


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09/12/2008
Hutton pushed on future of warship project

Defence Secretary John Hutton has been urged to clarify the future of the Royal Navy's two new aircraft carriers, which are being partly built in Portsmouth shipyard.


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Source: Rand, page 153 The UK's Naval Shipbuilding Industrial Base (2005), Report to UK MoD

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