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Contract to upgrade nuclear submarine HMS Vengeance secures 2.000 jobs

Tuesday, March 27th 2012 - 11:37 UTC
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The future of 2.000 British jobs will be secured by the signing of a multi-million pound deal to upgrade one of the Royal Navy's nuclear deterrent submarines. The £350m contract to refit and refuel HMS Vengeance was confirmed by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond during a visit to Devonport Dockyard on Monday. Read full article


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  • GreekYoghurt

    Is having HMS Vanguard in Plymouth militarising the Atlantic against the wishes of the self-professed owner of the Atlantic, Argentina?

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Ooooh, just look at that! A “broke” nation “in decline” is refitting ONE of its nuclear-propelled ballistic missile submarines. It has ALREADY refitted the other three! Where will HMS Vigilant go for her “sea trials”? Has to be an ocean. Somewhere where she can do missile-firing “exercises”. Obviously, most every ocean, from the UK, is south.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @2 The Argentinian Ocean (South Atlantic)?

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    The irony is that given the range of the missiles carried on Vengeance, Buenos Aires is within range while she's sat in dock in Devonport.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 12:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror


    Mar 27th, 2012 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McClick

    Of course ,the British have neither making modern submarine &technlogy nor their containing weapons..


    Virginia Class Submarine :

    Let me explain it to you all .........

    The Virginia Class Submarines are arguably the most advanced nuclear subs in the world.The Virginia is -- 377 feet long,weighs 7.800 tons.--The massive underwater craft is produced by General Dynamics.
    The Virginias carry 38 different weapons imcluding Tomahawk Cruise Missiles,mines and torpedoes.While 30 units are in US Army Inventory,

    Price per unit ....$ 2,552.6 millions.( 2,5 billions)

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 01:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @6 Well, that's a very Astute comment if ever I heard one...

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @7 I was about to say his description of an american submarine has nothing to do with anything.

    You think the french ever take their nuclear fleet to french Guyana for a break? Argentina seems incredibly silent about that. I think they're just upset about having no information of any use.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    They will not rest until the Loch Ness monster is found.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @8 The Rubis class attack subs, almost certainly. Knowing the French probably the Triomphant class SSBNs wouldn't stray too far away from France.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Timmidman is already writing the letters to the UK government protesting about the nuclear ramp up of his rubber duck for his bath. :0)

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @6 Strangely, the specifications for the Virginia-class only list 4 armaments. But it has a minimum of 30 of them. Curiously, the U.S. reckons that the Astute-class is superior to the Virginia-class. Doh! But hey! Congratulations for getting a SUBMARINE into the U.S. ARMY inventory!

    There are two top-class submarine fleets in the world. The U.S. and the R.N. And, generally, the R.N. outclasses the U.S.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    as long as brain dead argie bloggers support her deluded dreams, democracy stands on the edge.

    hope you bloggers know what you are doing,
    to late to say later,
    bang bang .

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    More chance of finding the Loch Ness monster than Argentina getting its grubby hand on the Falklands though Marcos.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Falklands Beef? Is that your last name?

    Mar 28th, 2012 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    and whats wrong with falklands beef,

    better than argentine [bully] beef.
    is it not .lol.

    Mar 28th, 2012 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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