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Royal  Navy Submarine HMS Astute Fires a Tomahawk Cruise Missile (TLAM) During Testing Near the USA | by Defence Images
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Royal Navy Submarine HMS Astute Fires a Tomahawk Cruise Missile (TLAM) During Testing Near the USA

Royal Navy Attack submarine HMS Astute fires a Tomahawk cruise missile during a testing mission near the USA.

 

The Royal Navy’s newest submarine has blasted Tomahawk missiles far across the North American skies, as part of its first test firing mission.

 

Pictures show the Tomahawk weapons, which rocketed from HMS Astute at up to 550 miles per hour (885kph) across the Gulf of Mexico.

 

The 5.5-metre-long cruise missile weighs 1,300kg and has a range of more than 1,000 miles.

Photographer: POA(Phot) Paul Punter

Image 45153386.jpg from www.defenceimages.mod.uk

 

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Taken on November 8, 2011