BRITAIN’s most powerful nuclear submarine has arrived in Gibraltar just hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin issued a threat against the West.
HMS Audacious is one of the UK’s newest submarines and is considered one of the world’s most deadly underwater vehicles.
The Astute class vessel is a hunter-killer submarine used for attacking and sinking other subs and surface ships with its torpedoes and is capable of attacking land targets with its Tomahawk cruise missiles.
Arriving for its first visit to The Rock, the 97-metre-long vessel docked alongside the USS Georgia.
Audacious is capable of striking targets up to 1,200km from the coast with pinpoint accuracy.