With the British Public and Government growing
increaslyconcerned, about its property being seized by an islamicterrorist organisationfrom Iran. English Commanders aremaking plans to send in our Astute class of Nuclear Stealth Attack Submarines. The Astute class arethe latest class of nuclear-powered submarines (SSNs) in service with the Royal Navy. The class sets a new standard for the Royal Navy in terms of weapons load, communication facilities andstealth. The Submarines have been in operation
Video The Astute Class Nuclear Submarine
In a typical undersea engagement, Spearfish will run out wire-guided to the general vicinity of the target and then conduct a covert passive search. The high-capacity
Once at close
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said UK vessels "must and will be protected". During an emergency call with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif,
He added: "This has to be about actions, not
They can evaluate the transmission and report back to naval headquarters, Sources say it will focus its attention on the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, and the flotilla of so-called midget submarines which pose an increasing threat to international shipping along the Strait of Hormuz.
The Fleet will assemble somewhere in the gulf in the coming days. it may well already be heading for the region,' said a senior Royal Navy source last night. "Its role is a covert intelligence posture, simply gathering information to support the planned escort convoys of tankers. It is also a stealthy first strike system with devastating potential.
If the Iranians are trying to use these tactics to improve their negotiating odds, they need to seriously consider the role they are taking and the potential for conflict should they make