Select Committee on Defence Ninth Report

List of Abbreviations

AWE      Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston, Berkshire

BASIC      British American Security Information Council

CASD      Continuous-at-Sea Deterrent cycle

CND      Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

DML      Devonport Management Ltd

HMS      Her Majesty's Ship

ICJ      International Court of Justice

IISS      International Institute of Strategic Studies

MoD      Ministry of Defence

NATO      North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

NPT      Non-Proliferation Treaty

QC      Queen's Counsel

RUSI      Royal United Services Institute

SDR      Strategic Defence Review

SLBM      Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

SLEP      Service Life Extension Programme

SSN  Sub-Surface Nuclear (Nuclear-powered, conventionally-armed attack submarine)

SSBN  Sub-Surface Ballistic Nuclear (Nuclear-powered, ballistic missile submarine)

VSEL  Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd

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