View Full Version : HMS DARING sets sail

July 20th, 2007, 09:01 AM
The most advanced AAW destroyer in the world ! propelled by electric motors has the most sophisticated Air Defense radar able to intercept up to Mach 5 sea-skimming anti ship missiles!

looks a beaut


The first of the Royal Navy's new Type 45 destroyers, HMS Daring, is to go to sea for trials.

The vessel, described as a new generation of warship, is to start 18 months of sea trials before being put into service in 2009. It will set sail from the BAE Systems shipyard on the Clyde at Scotstoun. The managing director of BAE Systems Surface Fleet Solutions said building the Type 45 ships had presented new challenges for the shipyard. Vic Emery said: "There are so many firsts on this ship, right through to the habitability of the crew, the accuracy of the weapons systems on board the ship. "It's the first time that a front-line warship is propelled by electricity. We generate enough power in this ship to power the whole of the Shetland Islands."

HMS Daring is the biggest warship ever to launch at the Scotstoun shipyard in Glasgow and is the first of the Royal Navy's D-class of ships. The vessel had a Royal launch, with Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex as her sponsor, in February 2006. The Type 45s will replace the Navy's ageing fleet of Type 42 destroyers, such as HMS Glasgow. HMS Daring's sea trials will include firing its weapons on a military range on Benbecula in the Western Isles.

July 20th, 2007, 09:27 AM


Anyway, this looks like something that I would not want to stand too close to when it was in operation.

I think I see it glowing.....

July 20th, 2007, 10:24 AM
It's gorgeous







July 20th, 2007, 11:34 AM
Is that a VLS behind the main gun?

July 20th, 2007, 12:02 PM
That's what it looks like.

July 20th, 2007, 12:36 PM
That's what it looks like.

Electronics & armament

* Anti-airborne
o PAAMS (Principal Anti Air Missile System)
+ SAMPSON multi-function air tracking radar
+ S1850M 3D air surveillance radar
+ 48 x MBDA Aster missiles (mix of Aster 15 and Aster 30) in six 8-cell SYLVER A50 (Systeme de Lancement Vertical) vertical launchers.

* Guns
o 1 x BAE Systems 114 mm (4.5 inch) Mk 8 mod 1 gun
o 2 x Oerlikon 30 mm KCB guns on single DS-30B mounts
o 2 x Phalanx 20 mm close-in weapons systems

* Anti-ship

The primary weapon system of the Type 45 will be the Principal Anti-Aircraft Missile System (PAAMS). PAAMS is a tri-national programme involving France, Italy and the UK. The contract for series production was placed in November 2003. The prime contractor is Europaams SAS, a joint venture company two-thirds owned by Eurosam (MBDA and Thales) and one-third by the UKAMS subsidiary of MBDA.
"The main mission of the Type 45 anti-air warfare destroyer is to provide local area fleet defence."
The missiles being developed for PAAMS are the Aster 15 and the Aster 30. The Type 45 will be able to carry up to 48 Aster 15 and Aster 30 missiles. The Aster missile carries an inertial computer with datalink, an active J-band Doppler radar seeker and 15kg warhead. The speed of Aster 30 is Mach 4, and the range is over 80km. The missile has manoeuvrability of up to 62g, achieved through the use of the EADS Aerospatiale PIF/PAF guidance system. Aster 15 has a speed of Mach 3, range over 30km and manoeuvrability of up to 50g.
While the French / Italian PAAMS uses the Empar G-band radar, the UK PAAMS has the BAE Systems Insyte Sampson multi-function, dual-face active array radar operating at E/F bands. Each face of the array carries 2,500 gallium arsenide transmit and receive modules, with an output of 25kW. BAE Systems has reconfigured Sampson to produce a near spherical design which retains the two arrays internally.
Modes of operation include long- and medium-range search, surface search, high-speed horizon search and high-angle search and track. Sampson uses digital adaptive beamforming which makes it highly resistant to electronic countermeasures. The The Sampson radar completed installation on the HMS Daring foremast in April 2007 in preparation for PAAMS integration later in 2007.
PAAMS uses a DCN Sylver A50 vertical launcher with eight cells. The Type 45 will have six Sylver VLS. The command and control system will be supplied by UKAMS, although Thales Airsys will build some of the core elements.


July 20th, 2007, 02:28 PM
A Ju87 Stuka squadron would sink that in no time :)

July 20th, 2007, 04:17 PM
It's already becoming dated.

July 21st, 2007, 12:19 AM
It's already becoming dated.


July 21st, 2007, 06:15 AM

More stealthy (http://peoships.crane.navy.mil/ddx/)

Tumblehome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumblehome)

Back in 1862

July 21st, 2007, 08:59 AM
More stealthy (http://peoships.crane.navy.mil/ddx/)

Tumblehome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumblehome)

Back in 1862