Arab Today, arab today rollsroyce reveals £1 bn uk sub reactor contract
Last Updated : GMT 22:48:55
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Rolls-Royce reveals £1 bn UK sub reactor contract

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Rolls-Royce reveals £1 bn UK sub reactor contract

London - AFP

Rolls-Royce said on Monday it had won a contract worth more than £1.0 billion (1.24 billion euros, $1.57 billion) to power Britain\'s next-generation nuclear submarines. The British power-systems group, which is best known for producing engines for planes, said the contract includes regeneration of the current Rolls-Royce submarine reactor core manufacturing facility in Derby, central England. \"Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has signed a contract worth in excess of £1 billion with the Ministry of Defence to deliver reactor cores for the UK\'s nuclear-powered submarine fleet,\" Rolls said in a statement. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond on Sunday said that the new class of submarines would replace the current Vanguard fleet carrying Trident nuclear missiles. The decision could cause a new rift in Britain\'s coalition government, with Prime Minister David Cameron\'s Conservatives in favour of keeping Trident but the Liberal Democrats wanting a cheaper alternative. \"What we\'re going to be announcing is a commitment to the major refurbishment of the plant at Rolls-Royce in Derby which builds these core reactors, not just for the nuclear deterrent submarines but also for our attack submarines, the Astute class submarines,\" Hammond told the BBC. \"So this is sustaining a sovereign capability in the UK and some very high-end technical skills in the UK for the next 40 or 50 years.\" Hammond was to formally announce the move on Monday. The Sunday Telegraph newspaper said the Ministry of Defence would fund an 11-year refit of a Rolls-Royce plant that would build two reactor cores, one for the Royal Navy\'s seventh Astute submarine and the second for a new ballistic missile sub. Britain has four Vanguard-class submarines designed to carry Trident nuclear missiles. They are expected to be decommissioned in the late 2020s but their missiles will remain operational until 2042. Hammond last month awarded contracts worth £350 million to British companies to design the next generation submarines, although the final decision on replacements and their numbers will not be taken before 2016. Hammond also said that a review found that Trident was the \"best value solution.\" The government has made sweeping defence cuts as part of austerity measures aimed at cutting a record deficit. The Liberal Democrats want to abandon the so-called \"Moscow criterion\", which says Britain should have an arsenal capable of destroying the Russian capital, saying it is an expensive relic of the Cold War.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today rollsroyce reveals £1 bn uk sub reactor contract Arab Today, arab today rollsroyce reveals £1 bn uk sub reactor contract

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today rollsroyce reveals £1 bn uk sub reactor contract Arab Today, arab today rollsroyce reveals £1 bn uk sub reactor contract

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid

GMT 06:49 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Israeli court convicts Palestinians of 2016

GMT 04:39 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Israeli court convicts Palestinians of 2016
Arab Today, arab today Iran's Facebook shuts down

GMT 23:50 2017 Monday ,16 October

Iran's Facebook shuts down
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Sidem reveals plan to improve education

GMT 15:52 2017 Friday ,06 October

Sidem reveals plan to improve education
Arab Today, arab today British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman
Arab Today, arab today Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 05:11 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three killed, 360,000 without power
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs

GMT 10:53 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs
Arab Today, arab today Anoshka happy for reactions to her talk show

GMT 12:33 2017 Friday ,13 October

Anoshka happy for reactions to her talk show
Arab Today, arab today India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 18:49 2017 Monday ,16 October

India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 10:55 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Safaa Sultan happy for “Love School”

GMT 10:37 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Cara Delevingne accuses Weinstein

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 12:02 2017 Saturday ,14 October

Conservation cutbacks put Brazil's

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 12:25 2017 Saturday ,14 October

Squeeze on UK health gives advanced

GMT 07:02 2017 Sunday ,15 October

German minister sparks uproar

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 03:59 2017 Sunday ,15 October

US mobile carriers Sprint, T-Mobile to merge

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday