The UK Royal Navy’s HMS Argyll is fully prepared to take up any future deployment after undergoing a £20m year-long revamp.
The makeover of the Type 23 frigate includes the Seawolf air defence missile system, a new command system, one new main gas turbine, two generators, and the MoD’s latest email and internet system, DII(F).
The ship was put through operational sea training consisting of simulated battles with enemy missiles, aircraft, ships and submarines, and internal training with fires, floods and machinery breakdowns.
The final phase of training involved the warship performing maritime security patrols, which will be taken up towards the end of the year when the ship will be deployed to east of Suez.
The warship’s commanding officer Paul Stroude said: “Argyll is ready, in all respects, to undertake any operational tasking as part of the fleet.”