HMS Sutherland Gives Royal Navy an 'Anti-Submarine Warfare Ring of Steel'



David Mugridge
08/02/2010

In the foggy early summer waters of the Eastern Seaboard off North America, the Royal Navy has staked its claim for ASW (anti-submarine warfare) primacy among its NATO allies. In a recent Canadian exercise (Halcyon RV), the UK Carrier Strike Group headed by HMS Ark Royal was able to optimise its employment of the Merlin, Maritime Patrol Helicopter (MPH), with arguably the world’s most advanced ASW Frigate (HMS Sutherland), and deliver a seismic shift in operational performance. HMS Suth...
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