HMS Iron Duke Aces Her Equipment Trials

Royal Navy’s HMS Iron Duke has been put through her paces when the ship recently undertook her regeneration programme.

Under the watchful eye of staff from Maritime Commissioning, Trials and Assessment (MCTA) the frigate spent a week in the South Coast exercise area undertaking a series of dynamic trials aimed at assessing the performance of on-board equipment.

The week was divided into slots for the Marine Engineers to test the propulsion, power generation and auxiliary machinery while the Weapon Engineers also tested the sensors, weapons and communication systems.

The busy period of testing proved that the equipment on Iron Duke remains in good order and the ship continues to maintain a high level of operational capability.

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