Silent and vigilant, our submarines dominate the depths, tracking and securing our interests. They safeguard Trident, our nuclear deterrent.
Royal Navy submarines are equipped with cutting-edge technology, including world-beating sonar systems that enable them to detect enemy vessels from over 50 miles away. This intelligence allows us to perform a range of roles, including hunting down and destroying enemy submarines. It gives the Royal Navy a strategic advantage, enhancing our ability to carry out successful operations and protect the UK’s national security.
Ballistic missile carriers
The Vanguard Class submarines are the UK’s nuclear deterrent force and are armed with powerful Trident 2 D5 nuclear missiles to help keep our country safe. Their world-beating sonar – essentially their ears - also ensures that they can hear and detect everything underwater at a range of 50 miles.
Ballistic missile submarines
The Vanguard Class submarines are the UK’s nuclear deterrent force. They carry world-leading sonar to detect enemy vessels and very powerful nuclear missiles to act, if required.
Next-generation ballistic submarines
The newest and most advanced submarines in the Royal Navy currently under construction and designed to provide a powerful and secure deterrent for the United Kingdom.