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Did you know Britain’s nuclear future is up for debate for the first time in 30 years?

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Know your facts 

  • There are only five declared nuclear weapon states: UK, US, France, Russia and China. 
  • UK is dependent on the US for technical support for Trident, its nuclear weapons system since the 1980s.
  • Trident is a fleet of four submarines in Faslane, Scotland. One sub is on patrol at all times, known as Continuous At Sea Deterrence (CASD).
  • Trident carries nuclear warheads. It’s more than 1,000 times more powerful than the bomb that hit Hiroshima in 1945.

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