Britain calls in French to hunt Russian sub lurking off Scotland
A Royal Navy frigate, HMS Sutherland, and a hunter killer submarine have also been sent on the search
A French Atlantique 2 maritime patrol plane has been searching for the submarine for at least 10 days, since the vessel was detected north of Scotland.
Britain scrapped it’s own Nimrod sub-hunting aircraft in 2010
A Royal Navy frigate, HMS Sutherland, and a hunter killer submarine have also been sent on the search, amid fears the Russian boat could be trying to spy on a Trident nuclear deterrent sub.
HMS Sutherland has been called into the hunt Photo: MoD
Britain scrapped its own Nimrod maritime patrol aircraft after the cost cutting 2010 defence review, leading to warnings from defence chiefs that the country would be left reliant on others for aircraft to search its own waters.
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