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Thursday, August 06, 2015

UK Royal Navy's Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender ready for deployment

HMS Defender (D36)The UK Royal Navy's Type 45 Daring-class air-defence destroyer HMS Defender has successfully completed six-week pre-deployment operational sea training (OST).

During its flag officer sea training (FOST), the vessel underwent several training scenarios, including attacks from fighter jets, submarines, surface enemies, pirates, and a host of small boat threats.

HMS Defender commanding officer commander Stephen Higham said: "It's a real privilege to lead a team of such dedicated men and women, the training received at FOST helped them to realise their potential and more importantly, instilled confidence in the ship and the resilience of her systems."

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