Today's defence-related news includes reports that Rolls-Royce has been awarded a £235 million contract to maintain the nuclear power plants of the Royal Navy’s submarines.
Rolls Royce awarded £235million nuclear submarine contract
The Telegraph notes that the contract will sustain about 500 jobs at Rolls-Royce’s Derby base and will provide support and material for the Navy’s Trafalgar, Vanguard and Astute class vessels. The Defence Secretary was also interviewed on BBC East Midlands and BBC Radio Derby, where he talked about the importance of the company for the region.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
This year we mark half-a-century since British nuclear-armed submarines began their continuous patrol of waters around the world. This significant milestone for the Royal Navy would not be possible without the skills and ingenuity of our industry partners who supply and maintain equipment.
Rolls-Royce plays a critical role in supporting our submarines and I’m pleased this contract will sustain 500 highly-skilled jobs that help protect our country.