Trident: Nuclear deterrent under threat from underwater drones, expert warns

Britain’s independent nuclear deterrent could be torpedoed by an increasingly sophisticated breed of underwater drone, a leading defence expert has warned.

Rapid advances in underwater drone technology – autonomous underwater vehicles that can be controlled by ship- or land-based operators – threaten to make the controversial Trident nuclear submarines vulnerable, according to Paul Ingram, the chief executive of the British American Security Information Council

  • Rasputins rosary

    How is a vehicle that is controlled by some agency autonomous?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Israel already has remote-controlled drone surface boats operational.

  • Minicapt

    Then the Russian SLBM threat is kaput, and the Chinese subs will remain comatose for several more decades.
    … Cuba, on the other hand …


  • Hard Little Machine

    Britain will likely abandon nuclear weapons in the next 5 years anyway. They’re already building down to very low levels, lower than France or China and possibly lower than Pakistan.