Type 45 destroyers HMS Dragon (left) and HMS Diamond docked in Portsmouth. PA
The Independent: British warships are ‘so noisy’ Russian submarines can hear them 100 miles away
‘Noise suppression has been the biggest dirty secret since the end of the Cold War that people have been cheerfully ignoring,’ says Admiral
Poor equipment and botched procurement deals could hinder Britain’s ability to defend itself in the face of a serious military attack, an investigation has found.
Among the flaws found in the nation’s defences were warships that reportedly make so much noise Russian submarines can hear them from a distance of up to 100 miles.
Technical faults have also meant the army’s 54 £1.2bn Watchdog reconnaissance drones – which were announced at the height of the Iraq war in 2005 – have barely entered into service.
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More News On Britain's Newest Destroyers Having "Noise" Problems
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