Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Dauntless Annihilation

God bless and long live the Royal Navy. HMS Dauntless is setting sail for the South Atlantic, sending a powerful signal to the Argentines, sabre-rattling over the Falkland Islands.

Dauntless, a Type 45 destroyer, is the most advanced anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic ship in the world, equipped with 48 Sea Viper missiles and the Sampson radar, which is more advanced than Heathrow air traffic control. She is in a league of her own in air defence, with the capacity to track dozens of multiple targets.

The deployment, expected in late March, comes as Argentina has stepped up its sabre rattling over possession of the islands with a ban on all Falkland registered ships in South American ports.


Sending the £1 billion war-ship on her first mission to the area will reinforce our position, although it will cause difficulties for the Foreign Office, which is trying to downplay the rhetoric.

Admiral Lord West, the former First Sea Lord and Falklands veteran, said the Type 45 has an “amazing anti-air warfare capability.”

He also sent a warning to the Argentine government. “Should there be any foolish nonsense from Argentina, Dauntless can sit just off the airfield and take down any aircraft coming in. It’s a game-changing capability.”


Anonymous said...

Rule Britannia! Britannia rules the waves!!! J.

Mario Kempes said...

we Argentinians wonder if it is a coincidence that Prince William is being deployed in the Falklands just as the 30th anniversary approaches...let us hope this is not the spark which lights another keg of gunpowder....