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Royal Navy Type 45 ("D" Class) Destroyer Daring Class concepts

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Possible future variants of the Royal Navy Type 45 ("D" or Daring Class) Destroyer include Type 45 Land Attack variant and Type 45 General Purpose variant.
 

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Via the Foreign Policy blog:

http://www.usnwc.edu/getattachment/8c48e9ba-b7ca-42f1-868b-451f9ac72cd0/The-Type-45-Daring-Class-Destroyer--How-Project-Ma.aspx
 

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Via Navy Matters, an early (late 1999) design concept:







Three pictures from November 1999 showing the early design concepts for the Type 45. Particularly note:
1) The flush-deck VLS Sylver missile silo
2) The original Sampson radar design.
3) Harpoon SSM launcher tubes in a superstructure break amidships
4) Phalanx CIWS mount on the hanger roof
(Source: BAE Systems)
 

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britain-warships-type-45-destroyer-drones-defence-spending-a7563471.html

Britain’s Type 45 destroyers – which have been plagued by engine problems – are “as noisy as hell”, a former director of operational capability for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Rear Admiral Chris Parry told The Sunday Times
 

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Extended TV series featuring HMS Duncan. Likely to be removed due to copyright.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sepj1wpfrfs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5zoS5D5Ryk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVa4LcaGlzo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uq3y8gnR7w
 

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Royal Navy still using the Phalanx system for new ships?
Well I guess it is cheaper then the Goalkeeper or Bushmaster.
 

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Frankly, current Phalanx 1B with optimized barrel group is probably better than Goalkeeper (and definitely easier to fit).

Bushmaster isn't even in the same class -- it's akin to the DS30 mounts, which I believe are on the Type 45.
 
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