A report on Type 45 destroyer

Construction of blocks of Dauntless at Portsmouth.
moored at Greenwich in London
The operations room aboard HMS Daring
48-cell A50 Sylver Vertical Launching System on Daring
The SAMPSON AESA each of two faces of multi-function air tracking radar makes a full 360° rotation every four seconds.
The S1850M long-range air surveillance radar on . A 20 mm Phalanx CIWS gun mount can be seen in the foreground.
firing an Aster missile for the first time.
The BAE 4.5-inch Mark 8 naval gun on Daring.
Dauntless (front) operating with Daring off the Isle of Wight in 2010.
Duncan, the last ship of the class, departing for sea trials in 2012.

Class of six guided missile destroyers built for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy in the early 21st century.

- Type 45 destroyer
Construction of blocks of Dauntless at Portsmouth.

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Royal Navy

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United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

A late 16th-century painting of the Spanish Armada in battle with English warships
, Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, is still a commissioned Royal Navy ship, although she is now permanently kept in dry-dock
The Battle of Trafalgar, depicted here in its opening phase
The routes of Captain James Cook's three voyages.
Heavy cruiser berthed in Admiralty Floating Dock No. 1 at the Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda, 1934.
Britannia Royal Naval College
, a aircraft carrier on sea trials in June 2017
, the Type 45 guided missile destroyer
, the Type 23 frigate designed for anti-submarine warfare.
, a Royal Navy Antarctic patrol ship
, the first nuclear submarine
The F-35B aircraft are operated from the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.
Royal Marines in Sangin, 2010
Royal Marines Band Service members beside HMS Duncan in 2010
during HMNB Devonport's Navy day, 2006.
alongside Faslane Naval Base
A Merlin HC3 and Wildcat AH1 both of Commando Helicopter Force, based at RNAS Yeovilton.
A Royal Navy Merlin HM2 at RNAS Culdrose.
The RN presence in the Persian Gulf typically consists of a Type 45 destroyer and a squadron of minehunters supported by an RFA "mothership"
Portsmouth dockyard during the Trafalgar 200 International Fleet Review. Seen here are commissioned ships from; the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Greece, Pakistan, Ireland and Nigeria.
HMNB Clyde, Faslane, home of the submarines
Type 23 frigates or "Duke class" are named after British dukes.
The Queen and Admiral Sir Alan West during a Fleet Review

The Royal Navy maintains a fleet of technologically sophisticated ships, submarines, and aircraft, including 2 aircraft carriers, 2 amphibious transport docks, 4 ballistic missile submarines (which maintain the nuclear deterrent), 5 nuclear fleet submarines, 6 guided missile destroyers, 12 frigates, 11 mine-countermeasure vessels and 26 patrol vessels.

Sheffield with the prominent exhaust deflectors on her funnel

Type 42 destroyer

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Class of fourteen guided missile destroyers that served in the Royal Navy.

Class of fourteen guided missile destroyers that served in the Royal Navy.

Sheffield with the prominent exhaust deflectors on her funnel
ARA Hércules following her conversion

The Royal Navy has replaced them with Type 45 destroyers.

Italian Horizon-class destroyer equipped with the PAAMS(E) integrated anti-aircraft warfare system

PAAMS

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Joint programme developed by France, Italy and the United Kingdom for an integrated anti-aircraft warfare system.

Joint programme developed by France, Italy and the United Kingdom for an integrated anti-aircraft warfare system.

Italian Horizon-class destroyer equipped with the PAAMS(E) integrated anti-aircraft warfare system
The Action Information Centre aboard HMS Daring, 2009
HMS Diamond firing Sea Viper surface-to-air missile for the first time
firing an Aster missile.
Map with PAAMS operators in blue

The system equips the s in French and Italian service as well as the British Type 45 destroyers.

2012 composite photographed at less than one second interval showing SAMPSON antenna rotation.

SAMPSON

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Multi-function dual-face active electronically scanned array radar produced by BAE Systems Maritime.

Multi-function dual-face active electronically scanned array radar produced by BAE Systems Maritime.

2012 composite photographed at less than one second interval showing SAMPSON antenna rotation.
The mainmast of showing the SAMPSON multi-function AESA radar

The Type 45 destroyers use the SAMPSON radar with the PAAMS missile system, which was also developed for the Horizon frigates (French and Italian ships are to be fitted with the EMPAR MFR).

MBDA Aster 30 on display showing attached booster.

Aster (missile family)

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The Aster 15 and Aster 30 are a Franco-Italian family of all-weather, vertical launch surface-to-air missiles.

The Aster 15 and Aster 30 are a Franco-Italian family of all-weather, vertical launch surface-to-air missiles.

MBDA Aster 30 on display showing attached booster.
Loading onto HMS Diamond
Italian, equipped with Aster 15 and 30 missiles
The "radar module" of the SAMP/T Ground-based area defence system.
firing an Aster missile for the first time in 2012
Map with Aster operators in blue
RSS Steadfast, a of the Republic of Singapore Navy, equipped with Aster 15 and 30 missiles
The MBDA Aster 30 of the Republic of Singapore Air Force displayed in Singapore Air Show 2020
Italian Army - 4th Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment "Peschiera" firing a SAMP/T Aster missile

As the principal weapon of the PAAMS, the Aster equips the s in French and Italian service as well as the British Type 45 destroyers.

The Japanese guided-missile destroyer firing a Standard Missile 3 anti-ballistic missile

Guided-missile destroyer

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Destroyer whose primary armament is guided missiles so they can provide anti-aircraft warfare screening for the fleet.

Destroyer whose primary armament is guided missiles so they can provide anti-aircraft warfare screening for the fleet.

The Japanese guided-missile destroyer firing a Standard Missile 3 anti-ballistic missile
Australian HMAS Brisbane
Type 055 destroyer The largest and most advanced surface warship in the People's Liberation Army Navy
Type 052D destroyer in the People's Liberation Army Navy
Indian Navy destroyers sailing in unison.
Indian Navy the
Nastoychivyy (610), a Sovremenny-class destroyer
Admiral Vinogradov (572), an Udaloy-class destroyer
ROCS Tso Ying (DDG-1803)
Zumwalt-class destroyer

Type 45 destroyer

Type 83 destroyer

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The Type 83 destroyer is a class of guided missile destroyers which is planned to enter service with the United Kingdom's Royal Navy in the late 2030s as a replacement for the current Type 45 destroyer.

Daring arrives in Gibraltar in 2016, escorted by

HMS Daring (D32)

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Daring arrives in Gibraltar in 2016, escorted by
Visiting Gibraltar in 2016

HMS Daring is the lead ship of the Type 45 or Daring-class air-defence destroyers built for the Royal Navy, and the seventh ship to hold that name.

BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships

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Wholly owned subsidiary company of BAE Systems, specialising in naval surface shipbuilding and combat systems integration.

Wholly owned subsidiary company of BAE Systems, specialising in naval surface shipbuilding and combat systems integration.

The logo of the former BVT joint venture from July 2008 to September 2009, when BAE Systems bought VT Group's share of the joint venture.
Launch of a from the covered berths at BAE's Scotstoun Shipyard in Glasgow.
Construction of prefabricated module blocks of Type 45 destroyer, HMS Dauntless, at BAE's Portsmouth Shipbuilding hall.
The last of class Type 45 Destroyer hull under final assembly, prior to launch, at the BAE Shipyard in Govan, Glasgow, 2010. The Govan Shipyard is the company's primary facility for steel fabrication.
Launch of HMS Daring at Scotstoun in 2006. BAE and VT collaborated on the Type 45 class prior to the creation of the BVT Surface Fleet joint venture in 2008.
Three Type 45 Destroyers undergoing outfitting at the Scotstoun Shipyard's dry dock complex in 2008. Scotstoun is the company's primary centre for the outfitting, testing and commissioning of complex warships.
BAE Systems Maritime – Maritime Services operates ship repair and refit facilities within Portsmouth Naval Base.
Panoramic view of BAE Systems Scotstoun in December 2010, with on the left preparing for sea trials.

BAE's three shipyards all built sections of the Type 45 destroyer, which started as a collaboration between BAE and VT Group.

4.5-inch Mk 8 Mod 1 naval gun on HMS Defender. The multi-faceted gunhouse is designed to reduce radar cross section.

4.5-inch Mark 8 naval gun

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British naval gun system which currently equips the Royal Navy's destroyers and frigates, and some British destroyers and frigates sold to other countries.

British naval gun system which currently equips the Royal Navy's destroyers and frigates, and some British destroyers and frigates sold to other countries.

4.5-inch Mk 8 Mod 1 naval gun on HMS Defender. The multi-faceted gunhouse is designed to reduce radar cross section.
Spent shells from {{HMS|Cardiff|D108|6}}'s Mod 0 gun during the Falklands War. The top of her worn Sea Dart launcher can also be seen in the bottom right corner.
The ladder to Cardiff's Mod 0 gun can be seen here, damaged by a freak wave.
HMS Sutherland's Mod 0 gun
HMS Argyll firing during an exercise in the Middle East
HMS Grafton's Mod 0 gun
4.5-inch Mk 8 Mod 1 naval gun on HMS Northumberland.
HMS Argyll firing her 4.5-inch Mark 8 naval gun during Exercise Bersama Lima.

Although the Mk 8 was fitted to the Type 45 destroyer, on the Type 26 frigate it will be supplanted by the BAE 5-inch Mk 45 naval gun.