BAE Systems (United Kingdom) is involved in the US and UK Trident II (D5) strategic weapons system programmes. It is also the prime contractor for the US Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system. BAE Systems is also part of the joint venture providing medium-range air-to-surface missiles for France.
United Kingdom: Rolls‑Royce is part of a joint venture in the United Kingdom to develop Successor, a new class of nuclear-armed submarine. It is also involved in the maintenance of the existing fleet of Vanguard-class nuclear-armed submarines.
Italy: Finmeccanica holds a one-quarter share in MBDA, a joint venture that is building nuclear missiles for the French air force. The missiles are capable of being launched from the Mirage 2000N fighter plane and the new Rafale fighter plane.
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Don't Bank on the Bomb identifies both financial institutions that invest heavily in companies involved in nuclear weapon programmes and those that have policies limiting or prohibiting such investments.