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Vanguard  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1993
Total Production: 4
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: BAE Systems
Parent System: Vanguard
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1993
Total Production: 4
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Description: The Vanguard-class ballistic submarines (SSBN) provide the United Kingdom strategic nuclear deterrent. These submarines are powered by a single PWR2 nuclear reactor. They are armed with 16 Trident II ballistic missiles carrying up to 12 nuclear warheads (NWH), nevertheless typically they carry only 6 NHWs. The Vanguard-class submarines have 4 533mm torpedo tubes to launch Spearfish torpedoes for self-defense purposes.
The Vanguard fleet is always connected to Britain's authorities in order to keep their nuclear weapons under firm political control. Overall Vanguard submarines performance is equivalent to US Ohio class submarines but with fewer displacement and number of ballistic missiles. The Vanguard submarines will remain as the cornerstone of the British nuclear deterrent policy well into the 21st century.
The Royal Navy ordered 4 Vanguard-class submarines starting in 1993 and ending in 1999 with the commissioning of HMS Vengeance. The HMS Vanguard achieved operational capability in 1993 and since then it has become the cornerstone of the British nuclear deterrent.

Vanguard Specifications

Crew: 135
Number of Ballistic Missiles: 16
Torpedo Tubes: 4
Dimensions
Beam: 12.8 meter
Draft: 12 meter
Length: 150 meter
Speed
Top Speed Submerged: 12.9 mps (25 knot)
Time
Service Life: 25 year
Weight
Displacement Submerged: 15,900 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Vanguard News

There are 18 news between
11 Oct 2005 and 16 Dec 2013
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Monday, December 16, 2013BAE Systems Awarded Contracts to Design the Successor Ballistic Submarine
Tuesday, September 24, 2013Trident II D5 Missile Achieves a Total of 148 Successful Test Flights
Monday, October 29, 2012UK MoD Awards a Further Contract for Successor Submarines
Thursday, May 31, 2012Trident II Reaches 142th Successful Test Flight
Tuesday, May 22, 2012UK MoD Awards Contracts for the Design of Vanguard Ballistic Submarine Successor
Wednesday, June 29, 2011UK Begins Reduction of Warheads Onboard its Vanguard-Class Strategic Submarines
Wednesday, May 18, 2011UK MoD Announces Plans for Vanguard-class Nuclear Deterrent Submarine Replacement
Tuesday, October 19, 2010United Kingdom Releases its Strategic Defence and Security Review
Tuesday, August 17, 2010Submarine Distress Beacon Enters Service with Royal Navy
Tuesday, December 8, 2009US Navy Awards Fiscal Year 2010 Production and Support Contract for Trident II D5 Missile System

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United Kingdom4
YearHoldings
20124

Grand Total 41
Ballistic Missiles
Trident IIx16
Submarine Sensors
Sonar 2054x1
Torpedoes
Spearfish

Vanguard Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
S28 HMS Vanguard-1993-
S29 HMS Victorious-1995-
S30 HMS Vigilant-1996-
S31 HMS Vengeance-1999-

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