Royal Navy launches first nuclear submarine in over a decade

Britain’s Royal Navy’s newest super-submarine, Astute, was launched last week by HRH Duchess of Cornwall at the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow, Cumbria, in the United Kingdom. Astute is the first nuclear submarine to be launched in the UK for almost a decade. Built using the latest and most advanced naval engineering techniques, her construction has been described as more complex than that of the space shuttle.