In The Firing Line: hidden costs of the supercarrier project and replacing Trident

Publication date: 
17 September, 2009

At a time of economic crisis and emerging threats to UK security such as international terrorism, failed states, pandemic diseases and above all, climate change, the government is still poised to commit tens of billions to two Cold War-style defence projects.

Is replacing the Trident nuclear weapons system and building and equipping Britain’s largest ever aircraft supercarriers still relevant or necessary?

In the Firing Line asks whether these hugely expensive projects still represent value for money, and whether they can deliver real security for the UK.

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