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Astute Class Submarines

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 272153, tabled on 2 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will publish the seven Astute class submarines by (a) name, (b) actual or estimated in-service date and (c) estimated out-of-service date.

Answered on

8 July 2019

HMS ASTUTE, HMS AMBUSH, and HMS ARTFUL have entered service with the Royal Navy. AUDACIOUS, ANSON, AGAMEMNON and AGINCOURT are in various stages of build.

The planned in-service and out-of-service dates for Royal Navy submarines are withheld as disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

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