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Valiant name confirmed for second Dreadnought SSBN

6th December 2018 - 18:05 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


In keeping with the UK MoD’s penchant for batches of announcements or orders, its submarine industry was the recipient of two doses of good will on 6 December, with the naming of the second of the Dreadnought-class ballistic missile submarines and further investment in the nuclear deterrent programme.

The announcements were made by Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Defence, during a visit to the BAE Systems site in Barrow-in-Furness, where the Dreadnought and Astute programmes are centred

The second of the Dreadnought class will be named Valiant, a name that carries significance in previous surface and subsurface

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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