Nuclear submarines to get 2.5bn boost

Image copyright PA Image caption Formerly constructed, the UK will have seven Astute hunter-killer submarines

The defence secretary is expected to announce a PS2. 5bn investment in the UK’s nuclear submarine programme.

Under the plans, an Astute hunter-killer submarine will be built costing PS1. 5bn, and PS960m will go towards accomplishing a fleet of four nuclear-armed Dreadnought submarines.

Gavin Williamson will say it is part of a commitment to secure the UK “from intensifying threats”.

The Ministry of Defence says the consider will help to sustain thousands of jobs.

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