UK News Jobs secured as work starts on next generation submarines
Jokers poke fun at 'most spacious sub in the world' on BBC's Vigil
The BBC's Vigil airs on Sundays and follows a murder investigation onboard a submarine but viewers took to social media to poke fun at the seemingly unending amount of space.The military community have been vocal about what they feel are glaring inaccuracies in the show's portrayal of life onboard a Royal Navy submarine with everything from incorrect uniforms to the way the crew behaves.
Hundreds of jobs have been secured by a £170 million investment into developing technology for British submarines, the Government has announced.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the money will be used on design and concept work for when the next generation of Royal Navy submarines come into service.
Mr Wallace said: “Marking the start of a new journey for the Royal Navy’s submarines, British designers and engineers will lead the way in developing submarines for our Royal Navy.
“This multimillion-pound investment ensures that this vital capability will be ready to replace our Astute Class submarines as they come out of service, whilst supporting high-skilled jobs across the Midlands and north-west of England.”
Lead 1-France regrets the decision of Australia to have US nuclear submarines
Australia - Security / Submarines - France (Lead 1): Lead 1-France regrets the decision of Australia to have American nuclear submarines (adds details, details) Paris, September 16 (Reuters) - France took note of the decision of the Australian Government to stop the "Future" ocean class submarine program Submarine Program "(FSP) announced Thursday the French ministers of foreign affairs and armies in a joint statement.
Both BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, and Rolls-Royce in Derby, have each been awarded £85 million contracts to carry out the work.
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It will mean around 250 roles will be sustained at the shipyard and 100 jobs in Derby.
The design work will help inform future decisions to decide on the replacements for the Astute Class submarines, the nuclear-powered fleet of submarines, currently in service with the Royal Navy.
Submarine Delivery Agency CEO, Ian Booth said: “Designing and building submarines is one of the most complex and challenging feats of engineering that the maritime industry undertakes.
“It is essential that work on the next generation underwater capability commences as early as possible.
“This relies on some of the nation’s most experienced defence nuclear experts from the very beginning of the design phase.”
Britain’s nuclear deterrent Trident missiles are carried by the Vanguard-class submarines, based at Clyde Naval Base on the west coast of Scotland.
submarines: the holding of an EU-US Council on Threatened Technologies .
© Arnaud Beinat / Maxppp L A Crisis of submarines between the France and the United States could have multiple diplomatic consequences. And for good reason, it threatens the holding of a new American-European Council on Technology and Trade, scheduled next week, learned the France-Presse agency Tuesday, September 21 of European sources. "A date was scheduled next week for the first meeting of the Commerce and Technology Joint Council (EU-US Trade and Technology Council, TTC).