Tag Archive for: Trident

ICAN UK campaigners blockade London Arms Fair

Colleagues at ICAN UK promoted the report and joined hundreds of protesters from Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) and other groups Read more

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ATK

United States: ATK (formerly Alliant Techsystems) has contracts until at least 2030 for solid propellant stages of the U.S. Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Read more

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BWX Technologies Inc

BWX Technologies (“BWXT”) formerly known as Babcock & Wilcox Company operates several US nuclear weapons facilities through joint ventures. These facilities including the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), previously known as the Nevada Test Site, each of which are engaged in aspects of nuclear warhead modernisation for the US arsenal and have also provided data to UK nuclear labs.   Along with other partners, BWXT was cited for substandard performance in recent years, and relevant US government agencies were criticized for renewing contracts anyway.

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BAE Systems

BAE Systems (United Kingdom) is involved in the nuclear weapons programmes of France, the UK and the US. It produces key components for Trident II (D5) missiles for the US and UK nuclear arsenals. It also produces US Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) systems. BAE Systems is also part of the MBDA joint venture and provides nuclear armed air-to-surface missiles for France.

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GenCorp

United States: GenCorp is involved in the design, development and production of land- and sea-based nuclear ballistic missile systems for the United States. It is currently producing propulsion systems for Minuteman III and D5 Trident nuclear missiles.

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General Dynamics

General Dynamics (United States) holds numerous contracts related to the Trident II (D5) missile systems for the UK and US. It provides a range of engineering, development, and production activities to support to US and UK Trident II Strategic Weapons Systems. It is also involved in the guidance systems of the Trident II (D5) nuclear missiles of the US Navy.

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Jacobs Engineering

Jacobs Engineering Group (United States) is involved in the joint venture AWE-ML. They are The AWE is responsible for warhead maintenance for the UK’s Trident II-nuclear arsenal. According to reports, the AWE facility is also developing a new warhead, the Mark 4A or Mk4A. The company is also part of the consortium responsible for the US nuclear weapons test site- Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) near Las Vegas.

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Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (United States) is responsible for the construction of the Trident II (D5) nuclear missiles for the US and the UK. It is also involved in the production and maintenance of the Minuteman III nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles for the US, and will now be developing the new Long Range Stand-Off (LRSO) missile. It is part of the team that manages the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment, that designs, manufactures and maintains nuclear warheads for the UK. It is also engaged in US nuclear weapons modernisation at the Pantex, Savannah River and Y-12 facilities.

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Serco

Serco (United Kingdom) is part the joint venture AWE-ML, which runs the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment. It is responsible for manufacturing and maintaining Trident nuclear warheads for the UK arsenal, as well as developing the new Mark4A.

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Rolls-Royce

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.

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