Babcock awarded two contracts for work on the UK’s new Dreadnought Class submarine

Babcock has been awarded two further contracts for work on the UK’s new Dreadnought Class submarine worth a combined £120 million.

This includes a 4.5-year £66 million contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide input into the development of the support solution for the UK’s new Dreadnought Class submarines.

To be noted that the new Class of submarine will replace the Vanguard Class in the early 2030s to maintain the Continuous at Sea Deterrent.

The contract award reflects our decades-long experience of sustaining the UK’s submarine fleet, providing considerable experience, unique knowledge and insights to aid Dreadnought’s transition into service.

Besides, Babcock will also provide the MOD with technical and management support, engineering best practice and submarine maintenance achievability.

In addition, the company have been awarded a £55 million contract by BAE Systems for Weapon Handling and Launch System (WHLS) and Submerged Signal Ejector equipment for boats 2-4 of the Dreadnought Class.

Noteworthy, the agreements follow the recent signing of a five-year contract with the MOD to support the detailed design for the new SSN AUKUS submarines, which will replace the Astute Class hunter-killer fleet from the late 2030s.