British Type 45 destroyers in service will continue to strive to serve the Olympics delayed (Figure)
British Type 45 destroyer, the first ship “brave” was
45 destroyer is the power of the United Kingdom is the strongest effort to build the destroyers, the British planned to use the first ship “brave” was for the 2012 London Olympic Games air security services. But recently, the British House of Commons Public Expenditure Committee released a report that, as the British Ministry of Defense estimates of cost and schedule errors, now the ship had major problems, the ship at the end of this year after serving two-year delay, but is equipped with anti-aircraft missile was not ready, but also a lack of critical communications systems, this is really a big “shame.”
service did not ship with the new key weapons
Type 45 destroyers for the British Ministry of Defense has a great look. Royal Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Wister said: “‘brave’ numbers, and other British Royal Navy Type 45 destroyers will ensure that the world is still one of the best naval forces, in the 21st century to defend the interests of the United Kingdom around the world . “From October 1999 the British started to develop the Type 45 destroyer, used to replace their older Type 42 destroyers. Britain plans to ship as the British Navy Type 45 main air defense, the implementation of the regional fleet air defense mission, “to protect British and allied forces from enemy aircraft and missile attacks.”
British Ministry of Defense had planned to build 12 of the destroyers, but later the British assessment that the threat facing the country and reduce the network capacity expansion, to finalize the six. British Ministry of Defense that the first ship, “brave” was available at the service end of this year, but still higher than the originally planned two years, construction costs exceeded budget by 29%. While several others will be introduced in 2015, all entered active duty.
6 24, the British House of Commons Public Expenditure Committee Chairman Edward Lee criticized as underestimating the technical risks of Defense, resulting in higher costs, service delays. The most shameful is that, until the “brave” was the end of service, the ship is equipped with the “Aster” not to ship air defense missile live firing test, because the ship in service until after the relevant equipment to install. Until 2011, the ship’s air defense system to fully play a role. In addition, the ship is also a lack of “Archer” and “Skynet” and other critical communications systems to ship with other military operations platform to share information, efficiency is greatly reduced.
will strive to serve the Olympics
view of the Type 45 fleet until a few years later in order to have all combat forces, the British had to extend the active Type 42 destroyers service time. Edward Lee said that this will affect the UK’s air defense capabilities, the United Kingdom will have to rely on this during the Cold War 42 type design and construction of the old ships. 42-ship in the Falklands war, the failure to prove the design, although it was later after many improvements, but still vulnerable to sea-skimming missiles.
Although the Type 45 destroyers problems, but Britain still plans to use it to improve security services for the Olympic Games, British defense officials are now drafting the relevant documents. By then, a Type 45 destroyer will be deployed in the Thames estuary alert to prevent terrorists hijacking aircraft to fly the Olympic venues and facilities. In addition to sending destroyers, other military security measures include: Military helicopters will patrol over the stadium, two “wind” GR4 aircraft will be stationed at RAF Maha Mu base, ready to intercept the main stadium could break into the airspace of private aircraft.
45 destroyer firepower
British Ministry of Defense ordnance logistics times long-Davis said: “The Type 45 destroyers will be the history of the Royal Navy’s largest and most advanced air defense destroyer, it will be proved after the service.” In this regard, Chairman of the British public spending does not deny. 80% of Type 45 destroyers are to use new technology. First, the bulky. The first ship “Brave” was a long 152.4 meters, width 21.2 meters, full load displacement of 7350 tons, fully reflects the trend of large destroyers.
second, propulsion systems and advanced technology. It is an integrated electric system to ensure the stability of ships and quiet of driving.
third voyage far. “Brave” was the cruise speed can be 18 consecutive voyage 7000 sea miles, the equivalent across the Atlantic from Britain to the United States distance.
Fourth firepower. The ship is equipped with world advanced level of “sea serpent” missile system, its main weapon is launched vertically, “Aster” air defense missiles, but also can be equipped with “Harpoon” anti-ship missiles and “Tomahawk” cruise missiles. “Aster” anti-aircraft missiles to shoot down flying three times the speed of sound objects the size of cricket. The ship deployed two eight cruise missiles fired tank-mounted ANNG. A Type 45 destroyer of the fire than eight Type 42 destroyers the firepower of the fleet is also strong.
fifth, advanced radar system, the assembly, “Sampson” active phased array radar, detection range of 250 km, which can track more than 1000 targets, guided missiles, 12 air intercept 6 goals. If the “brave” was deployed in the United Kingdom Portsmouth Harbour, within a radius of 300 kilometers of aircraft movements at major airports of Europe activities can not escape its eyes. In addition, it is with stealth capabilities. 150 meters long ship on the radar it appears that only the size of an ordinary fishing boat. (High Heaven) (International line – “News of the World”)