C N D Cymru – the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Wales – works, alongside other groups and individuals, to rid Britain and the world of nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction. We also campaign for peace and justice for humanity and the environmental, and against the arms trade.
Trident is Britain’s nuclear weapon system. It consists of four nuclear powered, nuclear-armed submarines, one of which is on patrol, under the seas, at all times. Each Trident submarine carries up to 48 nuclear warheads, each of which can be sent to a different target. Each warhead has an explosive power of up to 100 kilotons, the equivalent of 100,000 tons of conventional high explosive. This is 8 times the power of the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945, killing an estimated 140,000 people.