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By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent
Published: 10:37PM BST 27 Aug 2010

A British Vanguard submarine
A British Vanguard submarine Photo: GETTY

A specially upgraded Russian Akula class submarine has been caught trying to record the acoustic signature made by the Vanguard submarines that carry Trident nuclear missiles, according to senior Navy officers.

British submariners have also reported that they are experiencing the highest number of "contacts" with Russian submarines since 1987.  MORE