British navy unveils next-generation submarine

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The Royal Navy showed off its largest and most powerful attack submarine Tuesday, a month before the over-budget, overdue vessel is to be launched.

Military officials say the HMS Astute will be able to circumnavigate the planet without surfacing, and its nuclear reactor is designed to last for the vessel’s 25-year operational life, meaning it will never need to be refueled....
 
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