February 19, 2017

Britain calls in France to help in hunting Russian submarine

A Royal Navy frigate, HMS Sutherland, and a hunter killer submarine have also been sent on the search.

French patrol planes are scouring the seas off Scotland for a Russian submarine after Britain was forced to call on allies for help because it has scrapped its own sub-hunting aircraft.
A French Atlantique II maritime patrol plane has been searching for the submarine for at least 10 days, since the vessel was detected north of Scotland.

A Royal Navy frigate, HMS Sutherland, and a hunter killer submarine have also been sent on the search, amid fears the Russian boat could be trying to spy on a Trident nuclear deterrent sub.

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