Hammond's £350 million sub deal designed to sink F-35 debacle?
At Plymouth’s Devonport Dockyard, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond today announced that the MoD has signed off a £350 million refit of a Vanguard class submarine, securing 2,000 jobs as a result.
Defence contractor Babcock has been awarded the upgrade contract, supporting half of those 2,000 jobs as HMS Vengeance is fitted with a new reactor core, missile systems and an improved IT infrastructure.
"As well as securing 2,000 UK jobs, this contract will ensure the nuclear deterre...
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