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    Royal Navy to send HMS Dauntless to Falkland Islands

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

    HMS Dauntless is to be sent to the Falkland Islands

    By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent

    11:53AM GMT 31 Jan 2012


    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.

    The Type 45 destroyer is the most advanced anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic ship in the world equipped with 48 Sea Viper missiles and the Sampson radar, which is more advanced than Heathrow air traffic control

    The ship is in a league of its own in air defence able to track dozens of multiple targets

    "It can shoot down Argentine fighters as soon as they take off from they bases," said another Navy source. "This will give Buenos Aires serious pause for thought."

    The deployment, expected in late March, comes as Argentina has stepped up its sabre rattling over possession of the islands with a ban on all Falkland registered ships in South American ports.

    David Cameron has responded that the sovereignty of the islands is not for negotiation.

    Sending the £1 billion Dauntless on her first mission to the area will reinforce Britain’s position although it will cause difficulties for the Foreign Office which is trying to downplay the rhetoric.
    Admiral Lord West, the former First Sea Lord and Falklands veteran, said the Type 45 has an “amazing anti-air warfare capability.”
    He also sent a warning to the Buenos Aires government. “Should there be any foolish nonsense from Argentina, Dauntless can sit just off the airfield and take down any aircraft coming in. It’s a game-changing capability.”
    A Navy Spokesman said: “The Royal Navy has had a continuous presence in the South Atlantic for many years. The deployment of HMS Dauntless to the South Atlantic has been long planned, is entirely routine and replaces another ship on patrol."
    Dauntless will replace the ageing Type 23 frigate Montrose.
    Earlier this month the Navy sent Daring, the first Type 45, to the Arabian Gulf as tensions with Iran increase.

    Royal Navy to send HMS Dauntless to Falkland Islands - Telegraph

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    dauntless, eh? 555

    argentina. jesus.

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    How much does this ship cost to run a day, and what is the annual GDP of the Falklands divided by 365?

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    Will the filthy french be selling them exocet again?

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    Do the systems on this ship actually work? I doubt it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    Will the filthy french be selling them exocet again?
    The PAAMS Aster missiles were designed from the outset to intercept sea-skimming missiles.

    Do the systems on this ship actually work? I doubt it...
    PAAMS uses the same Windows 2000 based command consoles as....

    So the whole thing is f*cked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    How much does this ship cost to run a day, and what is the annual GDP of the Falklands divided by 365?
    Are you aware of how much oil Rockhopper have found off the Falklands??

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    Ah yes, I remember reading that a few months ago.

    Now it fits together.

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    All these wars for oil; time to harness wave power or hydrogen power or...

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    Watch the USA not lift a fucking finger to help either. We're all good to help them blow fuck out of brown people, not so much on the same landmass.

    We are their bitch...

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    Have the Argies surrendered yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    Are you aware of how much oil Rockhopper have found off the Falklands??
    Proven or estimated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    Are you aware of how much oil Rockhopper have found off the Falklands??
    Proven or estimated?
    Not invested as the infrastructure investments that will be needed will be huge, so can't remember but this is taken from a company RNS earlier in the year.....

    An extensive work programme has been carried out over a number of years on the licences operated by Rockhopper. This has included 2D and 3D Seismic and Controlled Source Electromagnetic Mapping (CSEM). In February 2010, the Ocean Guardian drilling rig arrived in Falkland waters to carry out a multi-well drilling campaign. Rockhopper drilled an exploration well on its Sea Lion prospect during April and May 2010, the result of which was the first oil discovery and Contingent Oil Resource in the North Falkland Basin. The Sea Lion
    discovery was successfully tested during September 2010 and June 2011 and was the first oil to flow to surface in Falkland Islands waters. Rockhopper's drilling campaign lasted from 16 April 2010 to 8 January 2012 and resulted in seven successful wells of the ten drilled, with three oil discoveries, three gas discoveries, multiple successful Sea Lion appraisal wells and a successful appraisal well on Casper.

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    The funny thing is... a gorilla attack could probably damage this ship

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    The funny thing is... a gorilla attack could probably damage this ship
    ...or a guerilla attack.

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    Oh Oh^i guess it's there just hard to get at.


    Problem is do our politicians have the balls to stand alone and actually do some thing if their pushed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    The funny thing is... a gorilla attack could probably damage this ship
    ...or a guerilla attack.
    Or a rampaging herd of wildebeest maybe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    How much does this ship cost to run a day, and what is the annual GDP of the Falklands divided by 365?
    Are you aware of how much oil Rockhopper have found off the Falklands??
    Or how much is estimated to be there. Borders and Southern are about to drill tomorrow, using the deep water drill rig Leif Eriksson, after that, its moving onto Falklands oil and gas Ltd, where there is an estimated 4 Billion barrels.
    I aint superstitious, but I know when somethings wrong
    I`ve been dragging my heels with a bitch called hope
    Let the undercurrent drag me along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    Watch the USA not lift a fucking finger to help either. We're all good to help them blow fuck out of brown people, not so much on the same landmass.

    We are their bitch...
    help fight fuking argentina?

    555

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    what percentage of oil for the red, white and blue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by watdog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    Watch the USA not lift a fucking finger to help either. We're all good to help them blow fuck out of brown people, not so much on the same landmass.

    We are their bitch...
    help fight fuking argentina?

    555
    555



    Or rather it was...

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    can't wait to see that one sink

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