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UK PONI-Rolls-Royce: The Changing Face of Britain’s Nuclear Defence

06 October 2015, 16:00 to 20:00

In August, Chancellor George Osborne announced more than £500 million of funding for new infrastructure projects at the Royal Navy’s submarine base at Faslane, set to become the nation’s central submarine hub and play host to the entire submarine flotilla by 2020. The announcement increased public expectations that the Government will purchase a new fleet of four ballistic missile submarines next year and confirm that nuclear-powered submarines will continue to perform key roles within Britain’s defence and security policy for decades to come.

This event will provide a timely opportunity to reflect upon the current role of the UK’s nuclear submarine flotilla, explore the operational and strategic context it may be required to operate in over the coming decades, and consider its possible future characteristics within that context. It will bring together a panel of leading experts to discuss these issues:

Commander Andy Corbett, military assistant to the Director-General of the NATO International Military Staff, former Commander of HMS Vanguard and HMS Vengeance.

Dr Lee Willett, Head of IHS Jane’s naval desk, editor of Navy International, Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute.

Peter Vinton served as a submarine engineer before joining Rolls-Royce where he now leads the team developing technology and reactor plant options for the future Attack submarine, due to enter service in 2038.

The event will be held in conjunction with Rolls-Royce Submarines in Derby and is open to all UK PONI members.

To register your interest in attending, please click the 'Book Your Place' button above and and enter your details. A limited number of travel bursaries will be available for UK PONI members under the age of 35. As space is extremely limited we cannot guarantee you a place at the event. Successful applications will be contacted with confirmation.

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