HMS Defender Fires Missile in Exercise Formidable Shield

May 20, 2019 – In a burst of fire and smoke, Royal Navy warship HMS Defender has tested her world-beating missile system off the coast of Scotland. Blasting from the Type 45 destroyer’s silo, the missile flew four times the speed of sound before obliterating an incoming drone target designed to simulate a projectile attack on the ship. It marks the first time HMS Defender has taken on this particular type of target – one that is significantly more challenging as it flies faster and lower than others before it.…

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HMS Defender Escorts Russian Task Group

March 6, 2019 – HMS Defender is today shadowing a Russian naval task group along the coast of the UK. The Type 45 destroyer was called upon to sail over the weekend and keep watch on the frigate Admiral Gorshkov and three auxiliary ships as they passed close to UK territorial waters. Portsmouth-based Defender is monitoring the Russian task group and keeping track of their activity in areas of national interest. Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster, said,“The Royal Navy is always standing ready to defend the UK. “We…

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Exercise AMAN-19 Concludes in Karachi

February 12, 2019 – Multinational Maritime Exercise AMAN-19 concluded today. President of Pakistan, Chief Minister Sindh, Defence Minister, Minister of Defence Production, Chairman JCSC, three services chief, Ambassadors, defense and Naval attaches and number of other guests witnessed spectacular sea maneuvers and International Fleet Review in the North Arabian Sea. The exercise displayed a resolve of 46 countries under the title “Together for Peace.” Naval assets including naval ships, helicopters, Special Forces elements and observers from 46 countries participated in the exercise. Upon arrival onboard Pakistan Navy Ship MOAWIN, the…

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