Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Oh, the Dauntless is the power in these waters, true enough.

The Telegraph reports that HMS Dauntless is heading to the Falkland Islands.

The Navy’s most sophisticated warship is being sent to the South Atlantic in a move that will send a powerful message to Argentina.

Dauntless will set sail for the Falkland Islands in the coming weeks armed with a battery of missiles that could "take out all of South America's fighter aircraft let alone Argentina's," according to one Navy source.

Although Mr Hague played down the deployment he said the ship was a "formidable vessel".
The HMS Dauntless, a Type 45 Air Defense Destroyer is being sent to answer the recent Argentine saber-rattling over the Falkland Islands.

Replacing the less capable frigate HMS Montrose with an Air Defense Destroyer that can allegedly knock the entire Argentine Air Force out of the sky on its own sends a rather deterring message to potential Latin-American adventurism.

1 comment:

Scott said...

Geez, not this again. Hope the Royal Navy has not become the Euro-pansies that the rest of Europe seems to have - not sure the current occupant of No. 10 has the stones that Margaret Thatcher did.

I wonder how many anti-ship missiles the Argentines have?