1997 United Kingdom Special Weapons News
- UK, FRANCE AND GERMANY JOIN FORCES FOR NEW GENERATION OF SATELLITES UK Ministry of Defence News Release December 16, 1997 The United Kingdom, France and Germany have signed an agreement which covers the joint Project Definition
phase for a future military satellite communications system known as TRIMILSATCOM.
- Third Trident submarine fully armed (4 Dec 97)
- NUCLEAR EXERCISE PUTS SAFETY FIRST, SAYS ARMED FORCES MINISTER UK Ministry of Defence News Release 17 November 1997 -- The exercise, SHORT SERMON 97, is designed to demonstrate the reaction of the MoD in the unlikely event of a reactor accident in a nuclear submarine berthed at the Clyde Naval Base.
- Britain loses N-missile components - [October 07, 1997] - The Hindustan Times
- UK to Ratify Protocols to Treaty of Rarotonga Foreign Office bulletin, 22 September 1997 -- The UK will ratify the Protocols to the Treaty of Rarotonga, which establishes a Nuclear Free Zone in the South Pacific.
- UK GOVERNMENT ABOUT TO SPEND £170 MILLION ON MORE TRIDENT MISSILES 15 August 1997
- MOD TO BUY NEW SUBMARINES IN #2 BILLION CONTRACT UK Ministry of Defence News Release - March 17, 1997 -- The Ministry of Defence has now agreed a #2 billion contract for three nuclear-powered fleet submarines. The new boats, to be known as the Astute Class, will enter service early next century.
- 5m Pounds missile-defence study fails to take off A pounds 5m study into defences against ballistic missiles, completed last June, is still 'on hold' in the run-up to the British general election because of uncertainties about a future government's attitude to anti- missile defences and inter-service rivalry within the Ministry of Defence. By CHRISTOPHER BELLAMY, INDEPENDENT, 3 MARCH 1997
- MoD plans laser curtain against rogue missiles by James Adams in Washington, Sunday Times, March 2 1997
- Costs soar for Trident refits at Devonport (20 Feb 97)
- Column WA90 Ballistic Missile Defence Systems Lord Kennet, House of Lords 28 Jan 1997
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