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BAE Systems gets funding to complete submarine design

New Nuclear

13 March 2015

Successor submarine 48The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded BAE Systems - the British defence, aerospace and security company - the funding needed to complete the design of a successor to the Royal Navy's Vanguard class submarines.

Russia awards icebreaker contracts

New Nuclear

09 May 2014

LK-60_with_ship_(Rosatomflot)_48The Baltiysky Zavod shipyard is to build Russia's next two LK-60 nuclear icebreakers after being the sole company to submit an acceptable tender in an open competition.

Nuclear ship takes Olympic flame to North Pole

Other News

25 October 2013

Sochi Olympic flame at North Pole 48The torch relay for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi reached the North Pole with the aid of the world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker.

Kilopower for space exploration


11 December 2014

NNSA_Y12_discussions_(NNSA)_48Nasa's Glenn Center has called on the services of the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to support its mission to develop the Kilopower project, using uranium-fuelled Stirling engines in space missions.

Tenders for Russian submarine fuel removal

Waste and Recycling

07 February 2014

Suppliers are being sought by Russia for equipment to handle and transport used nuclear submarine fuel currently stored at Andreeva Bay. Such fuel has been stored at the site for over 50 years.

Positive results from space battery work

Other News

26 July 2013

Initial success in demonstrating the feasibility of "space batteries" has led to the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory being awarded further developmental work by the European Space Agency.