The three subs carry the Trident II D5, the Royal Navy’s ballistic missile system with a range of over 4,000 nautical miles. The system plays a role in deterring the most extreme threats to the country’s security as well as supporting NATO allies.
While the Ministry of Defence (MoD) argues that nuclear deterrence is needed to “preserve peace, prevent coercion and deter aggression” as “potential aggressors know that the costs of attacking the UK, or our Rolls-Royce could swerve Putin’s nuclear grip, expert says [REVEAL]
EU ‘dithering’ won’t hold back UK from space as new deal is struck [INSIGHT]
Ukraine sent US air defence systems to annihilate Putin’s missiles [REPORT]