Westminster spending watchdog condemns UK government plans to replace Trident as “in doubt” or “unachievable”.
More than £74 million of public money is spent every year to guard Trident warheads and nuclear submarines on the Clyde and across the UK.
The Infrastructure and Projects Authority told the Cabinet Office that £31bn programme for new nuclear submarines faces “major risks”.
New safety fears over 10-year failure to recruit enough skilled and experienced staff to work on UK nuclear weapons and submarines.
Trident submariners were guilty of a “prolonged and repeated failure” to understand and control reactor risks at the Faslane nuclear base on the Clyde.