British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson announced a £1.5 billion ($2 billion) contract with BAE Systems on May 14 for the delivery of the seventh and final Astute nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) of the class.
The Defence Secretary proudly named the 7th Astute Class submarine, HMS Agincourt this morning. The Astute Class are the largest, most advanced and most powerful attack submarines ever operated by the @RoyalNavy 🔗: http://t.co/ZGUtiJwAw3 pic.twitter.com/onQe5iVM3n
— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) May 14, 2018
The new submarine will have provision for 38 weapons in six 21-inch torpedo tubes, including the Spearfish heavyweight torpedo. It will also be capable of firing Tomahawk Block IV land attack missiles.