HMS Talent, the recently upgraded Royal Navy attack submarine
has rejoined the active fleet. The nuclear powered submarine
went through a £386 million upgrade, which included enhancement
of its combat system with the introduction of the new Sonar
2076 systems and fresh reactor core.
T-class submarines are equipped with the PWR1 reactor which
needs refueling on average twice during a submarine's service
life. Talent was built by Vickers SEL and launched in 1988.
HMS Talent is the third of the Royal Navy four Trafalgar class
submarines to complete the upgrade program - the largest ever
carried out on UK attack submarines. HMS Torbay and Trenchant.
HMS Triumph is currently in the process of undergoing her upgrade.