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Dreadnought class submarine

Dreadnought programme
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BAE Systems is working as part of the Dreadnought Alliance alongside partners Rolls Royce and the Submarine Delivery Agency to deliver the Dreadnought programme.
The Dreadnought Class will replace the existing Barrow-built Vanguard fleet when they begin to enter service in the early 2030s.
 
Their construction is the biggest defence project underway in the UK today involving new levels of innovation, technology and collaboration.
 
Work on the programme is well underway with sections of the first of class conveyed around the Barrow shipyard.

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The accommodation unit from the first-of-class Dreadnought submarine.

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'Built with pride in Barrow' the latest piece of the first-of-class Dreadnought submarine makes a move in July 2020.

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'Built with pride in Barrow' the latest piece of the first-of-class Dreadnought submarine makes a move in July 2020.

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BAE Systems is building the fleet of four submarines, with each one measuring more than the length of three Olympic-sized swimming pools, while being the  first submarines to have mixed crews, along with 'day' and 'night' lighting and a host of technological innovations.
 
In 2016, we commenced the first steel-cut for the programme.
 
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Since then all four boats have been named Dreadnought, Valiant, Warspite and King George VI on the Royal Navy's website.
 
The submarines will continue to provide the Continuous At Sea Deterrent, the United Kingdom’s ultimate guarantee of security. Operation Relentless has been on patrol every day since 1969.
 
9,500 employees work for BAE Systems Submarines on the Dreadnought and Astute submarine programmes. Recruitment continues with experienced hires, apprentices and graduates needed for roles in manufacturing, engineering, operations and project management.