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Sunday, March 08, 2015

Pegasus grounded: vital Trident bomb project 'on hold' after problems

Vanguard class SSBNA top-secret £634 million project vital for renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system has been halted following design and management difficulties, according to the government's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

This could undermine the UK government's entire plan to replace Trident, say critics. They are demanding investigations by the National Audit Office and by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The MoD insisted that work towards replacing Trident was continuing, though it was being kept "under close review". Insiders, however, have claimed that key projects are faltering and could be cancelled.

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1 comment:

  1. May I say that this is approx the third article published by this source in the last couple of weeks, and posted on here.
    The 'HeraldScotland' as far as the nuclear deterent issue is concerned, is no more than a mouthpiece for the SNP and takes every opportunity to criticise.
    In fact the only 'undermining' going on is that being waged by the SNP against the Union. We knew before it happened that the Nationalists would not be happy with any outcome against them in the referendum. That obviously apply's to both sides, but nationlist activists have carried out a campaign against the Union ever since.
    They have proved that they do not intend to stand by the legitimate outcome, and will do everything in their power to break up the UK
    If as predicted they gain a large amount of seats in Scotland due to the collaps of the Labour party in that country, it has been stated that this could cause a constitutional crises.
    I think a lot of people are now thinking we would have been better off, if they had won the referendum. At least we wouldn't have to put up with their scheming and plotting.
    The thought of Sturgeon and Salmond (two very fishy people) sorry for that, in the houses of Parliament would allow them to create havoc, and if they hold the balance of power that would be a disaster.
    Sorry but this 'Herald' article is just another attempt at scuppering the UK's independent deterent,and nothing else.
    I wonder who would the SNP come running to, if the unthinkable happened and they found themselves being threatened by hostile forces. The certainly wouldn't be able to cope on their own, so I guess they would expect us to pitch in to bail them out.
    They even now have the sheer audacity to complain that we are not basing enough of our armed forces in Scotland,whilst at the same time demanding the Trident boats be removed.
    I can see nothing but trouble from them in the future, best be rid of them once and for all.


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