Industry in Cumbria has received a boost with the announcement by the government of £225m of spending at Barrow-in-Furness.
The £225m will go towards new facilities where four new nuclear submarines will be assembled. This investment is reportedly intended to ensure the submarines are built with maximum efficiency.
The new vessels will begin replacing the Vanguard class, from the 2030’s.
First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope previously commented that:
“The Royal Navy has been operating continuous at-sea deterrent patrols for more than 40 years, the Successor submarines will allow us to do so well into the future with cutting-edge equipment.”
Successor is now in the detailed design stage and it is expected to begin delivery in 2028. It is expected to be the most technologically advanced submarine in the history of the Royal Navy, the name of the class has not yet been revealed.