HMS Vanguard is part of the UK’s independent nuclear deterrent which has existed for over 60 years to deter the most extreme threats to our national security and way of life, helping to guarantee our safety, and that of our NATO allies.
It is our ultimate security guarantee and the country’s number one defence priority.
The risk of nuclear conflict remains remote, but the threats the UK faces are increasing in scale, diversity and complexity. That is why we must be able to deter the most extreme acts of aggression against us and our NATO allies.
The UK’s Continuous At Sea Deterrent would not be possible without the skill and dedication of the men and women of the submarine service. They place their duty to protect the UK above all else, missing out on many things we take for granted to help keep us safe.
Designing, building, maintaining and operating the UK’s independent nuclear deterrent is a national endeavour, directly supporting tens of thousands of jobs across the country.
During her refit package, around 2,500 people have worked on the project, 21,851 items were removed and handled in Babcock’s site shops and factories, 38,000 tiles have been replaced and around 32,000 litres of paint has been applied to the submarine, making HMS Vanguard the most extensive submarine refit ever carried out at Devonport.
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