British Nuclear Sub Returns from Trials

MOD UK
Monday, March 05, 2012
HMS Astute: Photo British Navy

Next generation submarine, HMS Astute, surpasses expectations on trials

Britain's most advanced hunter-killer submarine returned home after a 142-day deployment in North American waters for extensive trials in which she ‘battled’ against USS New Mexico, America’s newest and best Virginia-class hunter attack submarine. Astute deep dived, fired her Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles… and over the course of the deployment sailed 16,400 miles.


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