New Generation Attack Submarine for Blue Water Operations



Helen Winsor
07/01/2010

HMS Astute, the first submarine to be built in the UK since HMS Vengeance, which was launched in 1998–and the country’s first new attack submarine in almost 20 years–is due to be delivered to the British Royal Navy at the end of this year. HMS Astute is the lead ship of her class of nuclear-powered fleet submarines and the first of four submarines to be designed and built by BAE Systems. The Astute class submarine is a next-generation nuclear-powered submarine and will be...
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