Policy paper

The United Kingdom’s future nuclear deterrent: 2013 update to Parliament

This report explains the progress the MOD has made on the successor programme over the last year and sets out plans for the coming year.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The 2013 report, which is the second in a series of reports, covers the following areas:

  • programme overview and progress since last report
  • programme management
  • build, test and commissioning strategies
  • international collaboration
  • employment
  • supply chain
  • skills and technology
  • submarine costs
  • long lead items
  • wider deterrent programme
  • infrastructure
  • warhead
  • future work
Published 16 December 2013