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Anson submarine build affected by Audacious issues

2nd March 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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The delivery schedule of Anson, as the fifth of the seven-boat Astute class of submarines due to enter service with the UK Royal Navy, has been impacted by the issues uncovered during the build of fourth-in-class Audacious.

Due to replace the ageing Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered attack submarines, the 97m-long, 7,400t Astute boats are well-regarded globally and represent the UK’s prime conventional deterrents. 

However, the development of what is effectively a Batch 2 variant for Boats 4-7 (Audacious, Anson, Agamemnon and Agincourt) has been hit by technical issues on Audacious.

It has now expected

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Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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