British Attack Submarine Finally Takes to the Seas

The British Royal Navy has begun sea trials of its first new attack submarine in almost 20 years beginning with a successful journey between Cumbria and its new home of Faslane Naval Base in Scotland. HMS Astute took to the waters in mid-November, marking the start of its thorough 18 month operational test. The BAE Systems vessel was launched two years ago at its facility in Barrow-in-Furness by the Duchess of Cornwall, where more than 10,000 spectators turned out to watch the unveiling of...
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