Dear Ministry of Defence,

The Guardian recently revealed problems with the Astute nuclear submarine, which is coming to the end of three years of sea trials.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/nov/15...

Rear Admiral Lister is quoted as saying that "he had identified three sorts of problems with the Astute:

a: flaws in design that only became apparent when testing started;

b: equipment that broke down too easily;

c: and some problems relating to poor construction at the shipyard.""

Could you please provide me with information about the root causes of these problems.

Yours faithfully,

Fred WP Dawson

DES SEC-PolSecShips and Subs (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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DES SEC-PolSecShips and Subs (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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