Since 2001, the Military Capabilities Programme has been undertaking a study on the UK sea-launched cruise missile programme. Looking at issues relating to lessons identified from recent operations, future force structures and the balance of investment, a series of seminars, conference papers, written publications and briefings have analyzed the future force balance in the UK sea-launched cruise missile inventory with a particular focus on the Tomahawk Sea-Launched Cruise Missile and future Royal Navy programmes including the Astute-class Submarine and the Daring-class Type 45 Destroyer. The aim of the study is to generate debate on whether the UK has the right balance in capability, weapons system and platform in sea-launched cruise missile programme.
The study is ongoing. Some of the published work is available here.
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