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Nuclear Weapons

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 21226, tabled on 26 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the required lethality for the proposed Mark 7 nuclear warhead.

Answered on

2 March 2020

The Mk7 aeroshell is planned to be common to both the UK replacement warhead and the US W93. The Government is confident that the UK's replacement warhead will continue to deliver an effective, independent, minimum, credible deterrent. We are withholding information about the effectiveness of the UK replacement warhead for the purposes of safeguarding national security.

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