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Price tag on Trident nuclear missile fleet still unknown but rising

Richard Norton-Taylor has written an article for the Guardian on April 26th about the rising costs of Trident and has cited BASIC's input into the ongoing financial debate. Dr Nick Ritchie's recent publication tracing the increasing costs of a Trident replacement is directly quoted in this article and is also hyperlinked within the text. 

New Trident submarines doomed by drones of the future, says new report

The Guardian's Julian Borger wrote an article based on BASIC's recently published report on underwater drone technology. He explains that because of the new technologies, it will become impossible for submarines to hide in the oceans. He includes a hyperlink to the BASIC report,  and cites further research by David Hambling in the article. 

Trident: the British question

The Guardian's Ian Jack was briefed by Paul Ingram on November's SDSR and vulnerabilities to Trident, before writing this in-depth review. It is a holistic article that touches on nine diverse topics which are part of the complex debate of Trident in the UK. Paul is mentioned in the article over his analysis on the development of an "underwater battle space" as a particular vulnerability. 

Trident: A Done Deal?

Trident is in the news again, and will continue to generate heat in the run up to a parliamentary debate promised later this year on the programme and patrolling posture. But the outcome is clear, pre-determined in the minds of the political elite and to some extent in contractual and diplomatic commitments. For now. Could the equation change in the next parliament? The momentum behind the project appears unstoppable, but beware unexpected shocks before coming to a firm conclusion.

‘Trident is old technology’: the brave new world of cyber warfare

This article by the Guardian's Julian Borger details emerging disruptive technologies and cyber warfare that "means a country can be brought to its knees with the click of a mouse." BASIC's Paul Ingram was interviewed as saying “Trident is old technology...The submarines are big, they’re expensive, with very long lead times. The technology chasing them will be will be 30 or 40 generations on by the time they hit the water.”

Trident: Nuclear deterrent under threat from underwater drones, expert warns

Rapid advances in underwater drone technology – autonomous underwater vehicles that can be controlled by ship- or land-based operators – threaten to make the controversial Trident nuclear submarines vulnerable, according to Paul Ingram, the executive director of the British American Security Information Council.

Trident: the need for a comprehensive risk assessment

HMS Victorious

The Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), planned for publication on 23 November 2015, is expected to include an update on the Trident renewal project and financial estimates. Main Gate decision is likely to be put to Parliament early 2016. Like every major government project, MoD procurement officials will have conducted a detailed confidential risk analysis for the construction, but this project requires a far broader, comprehensive risk analysis over a set of areas, as listed in this briefing.

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