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British Type 45 Destroyer completes sea trials successfully

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posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 04:22 PM

A warship that can defend the entire city of London from missile and aircraft attack successfully completed its first Royal Navy sea trial yesterday.

HMS Daring: Type-45 destroyer

The £1 billion HMS Daring will become the most advanced warship in the world when it enters service with the Navy in 2009.

The Type-45 destroyer, which is already exceeding targets, will now start taking on board Aster missiles, which are capable of knocking down a cricket ball-sized object travelling at three times the speed of sound.

It is also the most eco-friendly ship ever produced for the Royal Navy, with a unique electric propulsion system that can ferry it from New York and back without refuelling.

Source: Daily Telegraph

Well, even if the Type 45 is half as good as the article suggests, it sounds like an excellent vessel. With the Astute submarines and the new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, the Royal Navy is sprinting into the twenty first century.

"Britannia rules the waves" may become a common phrase once again


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