31 Aug '15, 6pm

Britain To Invest in Scottish Submarine Base

Britain To Invest in Scottish Submarine Base

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, top left, arrives by boat for a visit to the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane, Scotland, on Aug. 31. (Photo: Russell Cheyne/WPA Pool/Getty Images) 32 CONNECT 21 TWEET 1 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE LONDON — Scotland's Faslane naval base is to receive £500 million (US $770 million) in investment over 10 years, the British government announced on Sunday. The site of Britain's Trident submarine nuclear deterrent, Faslane is to receive investment in ship lifts, sea walls, jetties and other projects from 2017, with jobs at the base increasing to 8,200 by 2022 from 6,700, according to a statement. "Today's announcement of more than £500 million demonstrates the UK government's commitment to investing in the infrastructure and capability to ensure that Faslane remains the centre of UK submarine operations for the next ge...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/naval/submarines...

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