Alliance partners

By working together we can utilise our strengths, exploit opportunities, mitigate risk and overcome the inevitable challenges far more effectively.

Alliance Partners

Rolls-Royce

For the last 60 years Rolls-Royce has designed, supplied and supported the nuclear propulsion plant that provides power for all of the UK Royal Navy’s nuclear submarines.

They are responsible for delivering the Nuclear Steam Raising Plants, plus parts of the secondary propulsion systems to the UK Ministry of Defence. They also manage these assets across their full lifecycle, which includes providing frontline support across the world for Royal Navy submarine reactor plant equipment from their Operations Centre in Derby. The team also support the submarines when in the Barrow-in-Furness shipyard and the naval bases at Devonport and Faslane.

No one organisation can deliver this scale of programme on its own but by working together we can utilise our strengths, exploit opportunities, mitigate risk and overcome the inevitable challenges far more effectively.

Submarine Delivery Agency Dreadnought Supply & Support Team

Equipment supplier of the Strategic Weapon System

The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Established in April 2018 to manage the procurement, in-service support and disposal of UK nuclear submarines, which are some of the most complex equipment in the world.

The SDA deliver capabilities to the Royal Navy that are essential to the Continuous at Sea Deterrent (CASD), which is the cornerstone of our national security.

The vision and primary purpose of the SDA is to lead a high-performing, industrial enterprise to deliver the United Kingdom’s submarine capability safely and securely, and more effectively and cost-efficiently every year.

The SDA manage the procurement, in-service support and decommissioning of all current and future nuclear submarines; 20 including Dreadnought. It has the authority and freedom to recruit and retain the best individuals to manage the submarine enterprise.

All people already working on submarine related activities within MOD have transferred across to the new delivery body, which now employs around 1,300 people, both civilian and military.

BAE Systems Submarines

Designer and shipbuilder.

BAE Systems are the industrial lead for the Dreadnought programme and alongside partners Rolls-Royce, are designing and constructing a new generation of submarines to carry the UK’s independent nuclear deterrent.

BAE Systems is the lead for the whole boat build and secondary propulsion and is the platform technical authority on the Dreadnought programme, which will deliver four new submarines for the Royal Navy and replace the current Vanguard class.

The first of the new submarines will be ready for patrol in the 2030s.