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Trident alternatives review

A review commissioned by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister on alternatives to Trident.


Trident Alternatives Review


In the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the government confirmed its commitment to maintaining a continuous submarine-based deterrent and to beginning the work of replacing its existing submarines. As part of the Coalition programme for government, it was agreed that the Liberal Democrats would continue to make the case for alternatives. As a result, in 2011 the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister jointly commissioned Cabinet Office officials to conduct a focused review into alternative systems and postures.

Published 16 July 2013