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Originally posted by deltaboy
The Vanguard class subs? The first boat of the class is only 13 years old!!! Why do they need to replace it now? No confidence in those boats? Right now the Ohio class boats the first 4 older boats are converted to launcher Tomahawks instead of ballistic missiles.
Originally posted by paraphi
I think you will find the lead time to develop and build is pretty prolonged, so by the time they appear Vanguard will be due for replacement.
The 76 billion cost would be the through life cost.
Trident Replacement (£76 billion)
Originally posted by spencerjohnstone
Tthat 76 billion could be wellspent on other things such as the NHS or imporving our public services etc.