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UK MoD invests in Dreadnought build, opens submarine academy

07 December 2018

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has invested GBP400 million (USD510 million) into the build of the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) future Dreadnought-class submarine nuclear deterrent capability, as well as opening a new training academy to boost the skill capability of employees working on submarine programmes.

The GBP25 million, 89,340 sq ft (83,000 m 2 ) academy located at prime contractor BAE Systems’ site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, was opened by UK defence secretary Gavin Williamson on 6 December, and will tutor 2,500 people per month, including 600 apprentices, teaching them the required skills to work on the development of the RN’s Dreadnought and Astute submarine programmes.

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