A short video highlighting an element of a weapons engineers day on HMS Sutherland.
This video is provided courtesy of the Ministry of Defence and remains Crown Copyright.
The Royal Navy say on their website that being an Engineering Technician (Weapons Engineer) means taking responsibility for the serviceability, readiness and accuracy of systems ‘that make a Royal Navy Ship a warship’.
“You will be keeping advanced electronic systems, communications, information systems and weapons ready for action anywhere in the world.”
HMS Sutherland was the first vessel assigned to escort HMS Queen Elizabeth when she embarked on sea trials in June 2017.
In 2018 Sutherland had a deployment to the Pacific Ocean. Part of her mission is “to continue the pressure campaign on North Korea”, and on her return will travelled through the South China Sea to assert navigation rights against Chinese claims.