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Working together to keep our world safe and secure, we deliver warheads for the UK's deterrent, and use our nuclear expertise to support national security.
AWE is a unique national asset. Our programme of work is to ensure the UK has, and continues to have, a Continuous At Sea Deterrent as defined by Government policy and the decisions that were made in the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015.
AWE will create a future that balances the protection of core skills against the provision of cost effective approaches that will help minimise the whole-life cost of the deterrent. To achieve this, we will exercise and maintain our unique set of capabilities so that we are always ready to play our part and assist UK Government in wider defence and national nuclear security requirements.
Our strategy therefore takes a long-term view of the future and is underpinned by short, medium and long term business strategies and plans.
|Protect the deterrent by ensuring that warheads are always available – we will provide sustainable support to the UK's Continuous At Sea Deterrent, balancing cost and risk, and plan for a replacement warhead programme should it be required.|
|Deliver a safe, effective and efficient nuclear warhead programme – we will manage the programme, continuing our transformation to reduce risk and enhance value for money to UK.|
|Enhance value from international relationships – working with partners to ensure a long-term sustainable future, we will enhance the value we add and create and seize opportunities as they arise.|
|Enhance value for our nation – building on the Government Owned Contractor Operated model, optimise the value of AWE as a national asset.|
As our purpose sets out our shared direction, so our values help us to understand the behaviours that we place at the heart of our day-to-day operations.
Our values impact every element of our organisation, they answer the question as to how we will behave to deliver our purpose and give us a clear outline of behavioural standards.