money
Trident Managers Set for Two 48-Hour Strikes

Workers at the UK's Atomic Weapons Establishment have voted to take two 48-hour strikes, as disagreements about the usual stuff like boring old pension provisions rumble on. It's only mildly worrying that these are the people who polish and check the fuses on the UK's Trident nuclear defence system. Read More >>

politics
Should We Renew Trident? A Closer Look at the Arguments

The Trident nuclear deterrent argument rages on.  In June of last year, when we wrote this piece on the future, past and present purpose of Trident, the only serious political opposition to the renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent was coming from the SNP. The other major parties were in agreement that the future of Britain’s security was dependent on maintaining a fleet of submarines carrying enough firepower to scrub half a continent off the face of the Earth. Organisations like the Stop the War Coalition that disagreed were shouting at a political brick wall stretching from Land’s End to the Scottish border. Read More >>

design
Watch a Real Life Version of Aquaman’s Trident Get Made

Considering all the complicated weapons that Man at Arms has made in the past, I thought forging Aquaman’s Trident of Neptune would be relatively easy for them. But then I realised that Aquaman’s trident is actually more of a quincident since it has five points welded together. Making all those individual harpoon points from metal, welding them together, then sanding it down is a hell of a lot of work. But it’s totally worth it for such a beast of a weapon. Read More >>

nuclear
Trident to Receive Expensive (and Potentially Unnecessary) Software Update

It’s all been pretty quiet on the Trident front since that February rally, which saw a tie-less Jeremy Corbyn and other opposers take to the streets of London. However, it’s now emerged that the MoD plans to splash the cash to protect its 58 Trident II missiles from pesky hackers. Read More >>

nuclear
Ministry of Defence Admits Quietly Flying Nuclear Materials Over the UK

A selection of materials used in the making of nuclear weapons have been flying about in the sky, with our Ministry of Defence confirming that the stuff -- thought to be Trident warhead components -- has made 23 flights between the UK and US over the last five years. Read More >>

war
“Under-sea Drones” Could Make Trident Obsolete, Says Labour

The latest furore surrounding those nuclear weapons that we wave about but never use has one MP saying they might be outdated before their 30-year lifespan is up, with new technologies possibly rendering submarine defences useless in the near future. Read More >>

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This Little Red Trigger Holds All the Nuclear Power of Trident

They just had to make it red, didn’t they? At least it’s not a comically-large button, I suppose. Lieutenant Commander Woods is the man who’ll be responsible for unleashing total devastation -- if the Trident nuclear deterrent system ever had to be put to use that is -- and he’ll do it with a squeeze of a trigger. Read More >>

military
Trident Nuclear Deterrent Could be Knocked Offline by Hackers

David Cameron's Conservative government has pledged to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent system at a cost of £31 billion, but that all expense may be for nothing according to former Defence Secretary Lord Browne. He has warned that unless "weak spots" in Trident's security systems are fixed, it could be easy prey for hackers. Read More >>

science
New, Ultrafast Swimming Drones are Tiny Ocean Explorers

The future of drones isn’t in the skies. It’s in the ocean. That’s what the OpenROV team proved in 2012 with their wildly successful remote-controlled ocean-going drone (complete with underwater camera). And now they’re back with the Trident, a sleeker, faster model – which I took for a test swim last week at San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay. Read More >>

military
What is Trident and Why Do We Need It?

In the weeks and months leading up to the election, Trident was fleetingly promoted from simmering, 25-year-old contention to the centre of British politics. The issue was not Britain’s current system of at-sea nuclear deterrence, but rather, its replacement. All major parties barring the SNP were in agreement: Britain needs a new generation of missile submarine to replace our four ageing Vanguard class missile boats, at a cost that will, over the course of the renewal, be measured in tens of billions of pounds. Read More >>

war
Britain’s Nukes Could Move to Plymouth if Scotland Goes Independent

A report into the tricky issue of looking after the country's stock of nuclear weapons says there would be no problem shipping them from their current base in Scotland down south, with naval stronghold Plymouth's Devonport dockyard tipped to be the nuke hotspot should Scotland vote to become independent. Read More >>

cars
This Trident Sports Car Can Run for 2,000 Miles on a Tank Full of Cooking Oil

The price of petrol may be skyrocketing as fossil fuel reserves deplete, but in a country where the pupulation's favourite dish is routinely identified as being fish and chips, a sports car that can drive from Lands End to John O Groats and back again on a tank full of cooking oil may actually be a sound investment. Read More >>

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David Cameron Denies Personal Nuke Control iPad App, Or Any Other Personal App For That Matter

Our dear Prime Minister, David Cameron, loves his iPad apparently. So much so that a government control app has reportedly been developed for keeping an eye on the country from a tablet; it’s just not one that’ll allow him to control our Trident nuclear defence system, or do any other PM-specific duties he has to perform. Read More >>