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The Ministry of Defence has awarded a £1.2BN contract for Audacious, the latest Astute Class attack submarine to be built for the Royal Navy. The contract with BAE Systems will safeguard 3,000 skilled jobs at Barrow in Cumbria and represents a significant step forward in the Astute submarine programme. Audacious is the fourth of seven [...]
Saturday’s Guardian reported on an internal Ministry of Defence memo which raised concerns of corrosion on HMS Astute and HMS Ambush. All Royal Navy submarines are subject to a continuous, thorough assessment of their components to minimise the risk of corrosion, and cosmetic problems with the paint finish inside HMS Astute and HMS Ambush were [...]