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2. In this Order—
“Core Competence” means the ability to provide or manage installations, buildings or services required for a nuclear submarine or a nuclear reactor and the ability to do one or more of the following—
design and build a nuclear submarine and integrate its equipment and systems;
design and build a nuclear reactor;
provide or manage the repair and maintenance of a nuclear submarine and a nuclear reactor; or
provide or manage the removal of a nuclear reactor, the nuclear reactor fuel and other radioactive material from a nuclear submarine;
“equipment” means an item or items required for the construction or operation of a nuclear submarine but does not include any weapon;
“joint buying agreement” means an agreement between two or more Submarine Enterprise Collaboration Participants for the joint purchase of goods or services;
“nuclear reactor” means a nuclear reactor for a nuclear submarine;
“nuclear submarine” means a submarine developed or manufactured for the Secretary of State where that submarine is powered by a nuclear steam raising plant;
“Submarine Enterprise Collaboration Participant” means a person satisfying the criteria in article 3;
“systems” means assemblies of equipment that are to be integrated into a nuclear submarine.
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