RN escort for Severodvinsk and Akula

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“Critically, the cohesiveness of Royal Navy, RAF and our allies’ capabilities ensures that we are capable of conducting and sustaining these types of anti-submarine operations in the North Atlantic.

“It is testament to my sailors’ dedication and professionalism, alongside that of our allies, that we are able to conduct this strategically crucial role.”

Portland and her specialist Merlin helicopter – both equipped with cutting-edge sonars, sensors and torpedoes for submarine-hunting operations – reported on the movements of the Russian Northern Fleet vessels.

One of the RAF’s new long-range maritime patrol aircraft, the P8 Poseidon, also worked closely with HMS Portland to hunt and track the submarines.

Original article can be found here…Royal Navy emergency as submarine hunter warship intercepts Russian vessels in North Sea | UK | News | Express.co.uk