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Astute Class Submarines

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL2668, tabled on 25 October 2016

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.

Answered on

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.