HC Deb 10 November 1980 vol 992 c61W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is his estimate of the current estimated rate of Soviet submarine production, indicating if possible the construction rates of ballistic missile, cruise missile and hunter-killer submarines, respectively.

Mr. Pym

The current rate of Soviet submarine production is some 11 or 12 per year, comprising two ballistic missile submarines, at least one cruise missile submarine and the remainder hunter-killers. The majority are nuclear powered.