The HMS Westminster frigate of the British Royal Navy is currently in the North Sea, navigating to watch for Russian submarines.
The frigate, which was last upgraded in 2014 and is equipped with the Sea Ceptor surface-to-air missile system, is being held at very high readiness in the Shetland Islands.
The HMS Westminster is ready to track Russian ships and submarines allegedly returning home to Severomorsk for the Orthodox Christmas, which is celebrated on January 7, 2021.
The outlet further noted that the ship’s main role over the holidays will be to use the array sonar it is fitted with in order to listen for suspicious submarine movements in the area.
A nuclear-armed Royal Navy submarine was also seen leaving its base in Faslane, Scotland, on December 23, 2021. However, the submarine is only conducting training and is not yet on official deployment.
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