Explainer: What you should know about Trident renewal
As MPs prepare to vote on replacing the country’s nuclear weapons, we break down what you need to know about them
TODAY the UK Government will propose a vote in Westminster to extend the life of the Trident nuclear weapons system and the submarines that house them.
Known as the Successor-class, it is a replacement for the Vanguard-class of ballistic missile submarines which entered Royal Navy service in the 1990s.
The Conservative government claims it to be necessary if the Royal Navy is to maintain a continuous at-sea deterrent (CASD).