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BAE Systems Submarines 

BAE Systems Submarines design, build, test, and commission the most advanced submarines ever operated by the Royal Navy, as well as their state of the art combat systems and equipment. These are highly sophisticated nuclear powered submarines that are capable of circumnavigating the globe without surfacing. There has been a shipyard in one form or another located in Barrow-in-Furness since 1867 and from this site civilian steamers, naval warships, light artillery and ammunition have been produced.

The submarines business today employs 14,100 people across several UK locations and has built every submarine currently in service with the Royal Navy. They are the prime contractor for one of the most exciting engineering projects in the world today, known as the Astute nuclear submarine programme. The Astute class is made up of seven submarines; each one packed with cutting edge, state-of-the-art technology and will equip the UK Royal Navy with its largest and most powerful fleet of attack submarines.

BAE Systems Submarines are also the industry lead for the Dreadnought nuclear-deterrent programme to replace the Vanguard class of submarines and are working alongside partners Rolls-Royce and the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) on designing and constructing a new generation of submarines to carry the UK’s independent nuclear deterrent. BAE Systems is the lead for the whole boat build and secondary propulsion and is the platform technical authority on the Dreadnought programme, which will deliver four new submarines for the Royal Navy. The first of the new submarines will be ready for patrol in the 2030s. Comparable in size to the Vanguard class submarines, the next generation of nuclear deterrent submarine is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

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