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Sunday, June 16, 2013

BAE - British HMS Ambush Submarine...




 
The Ambush Submarine
 British Killer Submarine

Inside the Navy's new £1 billion supersub: Deadly Hunter Killer submarine is capable of hearing a ship leaving port in New York... while sat underwater in the English channel
  • One of the world's most sophisticated and powerful nuclear submarines
  • Carries dozens of cruise missiles capable of hitting targets 1,200 miles away
  • Her sonar can detect vessels moving on the other side of the ocean
  • Powerful nuclear reactor allows her to cruise non-stop for 25 years
  • HMS Ambush is so hi-tech the giant submarine doesn't even need a periscope
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She cost around £1 billion to build, has sonar so sensitive it can hear other vessels 3,000 miles away and carries a giant payload of 38 deadly Tomahawk cruise missiles.
HMS Ambush, the Royal Navy's newest nuclear attack submarine, is one of the most sophisticated and powerful vessels of her type ever built.
The giant Astute-class sub, which was launched today, is so hi-tech she doesn't even need a periscope.
Scroll down to watch the submarine's weapons being tested...
Description: Awesome: HMS                                 Ambush, 

which was built by BAE Systems,                                 is believed 

to be the world's most                                 powerful nuclear 

attack submarine. Her                                 huge weapons payload 

includes                                 super-accurate Tomahawk cruise 

missiles                                 and Spearfish torpedoes for 

fighting                                 other vessels
Awesome: HMS Ambush, which was built by BAE Systems, is believed to be the world's most powerful nuclear
attack submarine. Her huge weapons payload includes super-accurate Tomahawk cruise missiles and Spearfish
torpedoes for fighting other vessels
Description: Success:                               The  super 

hi-tech vessel has undergone                               rigorous testing 

ahead of today's launch.                               Despite her size the 

sub's 103 crew will                               be tightly packed, with 

some sleeping up                               to eight to a room in bunk 

beds
Success: The super hi-tech vessel has undergone rigorous testing ahead of today's launch. Despite her size the sub's 103 crew will be tightly packed, with some sleeping up to eight to a room in bunk beds
Super sophisticated: A cross-section of the sub shows the complexity of her design and the need to fit as much technology in as possible
Description: HMS                                   Ambush 

graphic
Her crew instead using a digital camera system to see above the surface when she is submerged.
Built by BAE Systems, she has enough nuclear fuel to carry on cruising for up to 25 years non-stop - giving her huge tactical flexibility.
Her nuclear reactor is so powerful her range is only really limited by the need for maintenance and resupply.
Astute-class submarines are the largest, most advanced and most powerful in the history of the Navy, boasting world-class design, weaponry and versatility.
HMS Ambush can travel over 500 miles in a day, allowing them to be deployed anywhere in the world within two weeks. 
The vessel is also one of the quietest sea-going vessels built, capable of sneaking along an enemy coastline to drop off special forces or tracking a boat for weeks.
Description: Detailed:                                 HMS Ambush 

was fitted out with her                                 sophisticated 

technology at Devonshire                                 dock hall in
 

Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria.                                 She contains some 

of the most hi-tech                                 weapons and sonar 

systems ever created
Detailed: HMS Ambush was fitted out with her sophisticated technology at Devonshire dock hall in Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria . She contains some of the most hi-tech weapons and sonar systems ever created
Description: HMS                               Ambush: Her 

powerful nuclear reactor                               allows her to travel 

around the world                               without stopping. She can 

cruise for up to                               500 miles in a day
HMS Ambush: Her powerful nuclear reactor allows her to travel around the world without stopping. She can cruise for up to 500 miles in a day
Foreign forces will find it almost impossible to sneak up undetected by her incredibly powerful sonar equipment that can hear halfway around the world.
Her Tomahawk missiles are capable of hitting targets up to 1,200 miles away - making her a vital weapon for Britain 's armed forces.
The sub's commander Peter Green, 47, said the vessel's capabilities are 'unparalleled.'
'This sub is a huge step forward in underwater operations,' he told the Daily Mirror.
'Her listening ability is quite awesome. She has a sonar system with the processing power of 2,000 laptop computers.
Description: Inside: The                                 weapons 

room of the £1billion sub. Many                                 details of 

her weapons system remain top                                 secret
Inside: The weapons room of the £1 billion sub. Many details of her weapons system remain top secret
Description: Feeding                               the crew: The 

submarine's kitchen will be                               staffed by five 

chefs providing food                               24-hours a day for her 

officers and crew
Feeding the crew: The submarine's kitchen will be staffed by five chefs providing food 24-hours a day for her officers and crew
Description: Technology: Leading engineering 

technician Andrew Gee tests out the sub's 

steering system in the control room
Technology: Leading engineering technician Andrew Gee tests out the sub's steering system in the control room
'It is possible this class of submarine is the most advanced in the world.'
Another Astute Class sub is currently undergoing sea trials – and could be operational within a year.
Many details of HMS Ambush's weapons systems cannot be revealed for security reasons.
Most of her 103-strong crew live in bunk-beds measuring two meters by one meter, with up to 18 submariners sharing one room.
After today's launch HMS Ambush will begin sea trials before eventually beginning operations.



 
 


 

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