It is time to reassess options for the replacement of the Trident nuclear missile submarines in the light of indications that the capital cost, to be funded from the Defence Ministry’s core budget, could run to 28 billion pounds over the next 10-15 years. But Paul Ingram and Nick Ritchie also argue that it would be a mistake to base a decision on cost alone.
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Continuous At-Sea Deterrence: Costs and Alternatives
Malcolm Chalmers, RUSI Briefing Note, July 2010.