HMS Defender Begins Asia-Pacific Deployment

August 12, 2019 – Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender, one of two currently operational, has deployed to the Asia Pacific region. The deployment aims to strengthen already strong defense ties and demonstrate the UK’s commitment to the peace and prosperity of the region. The presence of the ship proves the UK’s global reach with world-wide interests and world-leading defense capability. HMS Defender will take part in maritime security patrols aimed at protecting vital trade routes as part of a long-standing 30-nation maritime force. The Asia Pacific region is increasingly important…

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