Policy paper

The United Kingdom’s future nuclear deterrent: 2014 update to Parliament

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

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.


The 2014 report, which is the third in a series of reports. It covers the following areas:

  • assessment phase overview and progress since last report
  • programme management
  • build, test and commissioning strategies
  • design strategy
  • international collaboration
  • submarine nuclear enterprise
  • supply chain
  • barrow infrastructure
  • long lead items
  • submarine costs
  • warhead
  • future work