To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether orders have been placed for boats 6 and 7 of the Astute-class submarines, and, if so, when are the expected launch dates.
7 November 2016
The construction of Astute class submarines boats six and seven is currently underway at the shipyard of the contractor, BAE Systems, at Barrow-in-Furness.
Subject to negotiations with the contractor, they are expected to be handed over to the Royal Navy in 2023 and 2024 respectively. The dates for other significant events are yet to be fully determined.