U.K. Launches Final Type 45 Destroyer
By ANDREW CHUTER, LONDON
Published: 11 Oct 2010 11:00
BAE Systems has launched HMS Duncan, the sixth and final Type 45 destroyer destined for the Royal Navy. The anti-air warship will be fitted out at the company's Goven, Scotland, shipyard and is scheduled to enter service in 2014.
Weighing in at 7,500 tons, the T-45's principal anti-air systems are the MBDA-developed Sea Viper missile and BAE's Sampson active phased array multi-function radar.
The warships can operate helicopters up to the size of a Chinook and can carry about 60 Royal Marines or other troops.