United Kingdom's Nuclear Facilities
Aldermaston is the headquarters of the UK's Atomic Weapons Establishment. The AWE is responsible for the design and manufacture of the of the Trident submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile system.
Established in 1954 as Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) Burghfield, the facility is the final assembly location for British nuclear weapons, performing the functions conducted at Pantex in the United States. Currently, aging WE177s are being transported to AWE Burghfield where the weapons are being dismantled.
Royal Naval Armament Depot Coulport
The Royal Naval Armament Depot (RNAD) at Coulport in the Clyde Area consists of sixteen nuclear weapon storage bunkers have been built into a ridge overlooking Loch Long. Trident missile warheads and conventional torpedoes are stored at the weapons depot, where they are installed and removed from submarines.
Faslane Naval Base
Faslane Naval Base, situated on the Gare Loch, and the RN Armaments Depot Coulport on Loch Long, are the primary components of HM Naval Base Clyde. The Vanguard-class nuclear submarines at this site are armed with British Trident II D-5, submarine-launched ballistic missiles.