UK Nuclear Deterrent

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 13th June 2022.

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Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace The Secretary of State for Defence

Four new Dreadnought class submarines will enter service from the early 2030s, and we will replace the current nuclear warhead. We keep our nuclear posture under constant review in the light of the global security environment. About 30,000 jobs across the nuclear enterprise are dedicated to maintaining and delivering the deterrent, now and tomorrow.