On 18 May 2011, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced that the first milestone (known as Initial Gate) for the Successor deterrent submarine programme had been passed and that a five year-long, £3 billion Assessment Phase had been approved. The main purpose of the Assessment Phase is to refine the design of the successor submarine prior to the main investment decision (known as Main Gate), which will be taken in 2016. This is the first of a series of annual reports that will explain the progress the MOD has made on this programme and set out what is expected to be achieved over the coming year
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The United Kingdom’s future nuclear deterrent: 2012 update to Parliament
Armed Forces Minister Andrew Robathan has paid a visit to RAF Leuchars to witness first-hand the progress that the RAF has made in growing the Typhoon Force in Scotland.
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Armed Forces Minister inspects growth of Typhoon Force in Scotland
The flagships of the Royal Navy and the Marine nationale are lined up to work side-by-side next year to demonstrate the progress made between the two fleets.
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British and French navies plan major exercise for 2012
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond joined commanders recently returned from operations in Afghanistan yesterday as they briefed MPs and peers on the progress made during their six-month tour in Helmand province.
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Defence Secretary meets UK commanders just back from Afghanistan
Lieutenant General William B Caldwell, the Commander of the NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan (NTM-A), has spoken of the progress being made in training the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), and the plans to develop leadership within them.
Head of Afghan Training Mission speaks of progress