The British Government sends nuclear submarine to the Falklands
England, May 20, 2012
According to information revealed by The Sun, the British government has decided to send to the Falkland Islands the HMS Talent, one of the most powerful nuclear submarines of the English fleet. Now it is in Cape Town, South Africa. The landing in the Falklands is in June 14, the day that marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the war in 1982.
“We’ve made the final preparations before its departure from South Africa to the South Atlantic,” said a Defense Ministry source to the British newspaper. The submarine, it is worth noting, is equipped with Spearfish torpedoes and Tomahawk missiles.
“The submarine will patrol the waters of the Falklands and maintain vigilance. It was built to protect British interests,” while the note said “there is much talk of the ‘Falklands’, but only one nation in this conflict has nuclear submarines.”
“His presence in the South Atlantic will mitigate fears about unwelcome attempts of Argentina on the anniversary of June 14,” it concludes.
HMS Talent was commissioned in 1988 and expires in 2019.