Atomic Weapons Establishment
Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire RG7 4PR.
Tel: 0118 9814111
The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) is a Nuclear Installation Inspectorate licensed site managed and operated by AWE Management Ltd which is jointly owned by BNFL, SERCO and Lockheed Martin. AWE’s principal task is to provide the warheads for the UK’s nuclear deterrent. This involves research, design, development, manufacture, in-service support and subsequent safe dismantling and disposal of nuclear weapons. AWE employs over 4000 people, among whom are some of the country’s most highly qualified scientists, engineers and craftspeople.
The accredited sites are at Aldermaston and Burghfield, both near Reading.