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  • Britain is taking back control of its nuclear weapons since 1999.

  • The warheads for the submarine base deterrent have Bean maintained by a US led consortium.

  • Defense giant Lockheed Martin owns just over half of that.

  • British firms Circo and Jacobs Engineering off the US share the rest.

  • Now London says it is ending the arrangement earlier than expected.

  • It says that will have benefits, including better value for money for taxpayers.

  • Circo says it was told about the termination late Friday.

  • On Monday, it shares tumbled around 13%.

  • Based in older Maston and Berfield in southern England, the atomic weapons establishment has long been a focus for anti nuclear protests.

  • It develops and maintains the warheads that are fitted to the U.

  • K's Trident missiles.

  • Sky News, which first reported the story, said it wasn't clear if the companies would be compensated for early termination off the 25 year contract.

Britain is taking back control of its nuclear weapons since 1999.

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UK takes control of nukes; ends deal with Lockheed Martin

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/02
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