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Saturday, September 26, 2015

UK Royal Navy frigates demonstrate firepower capabilities

The UK Royal Navy's two frigates, HMS Iron Duke and HMS Somerset, have demonstrated their firepower capability with firings in the English Channel and Cape Wrath, Scotland, respectively.

Portsmouth-based HMS Iron Duke operated its five different weapon systems, including general purpose machine guns (GPMGs), the Minigun, 30mm Cannon, 4.5in medium-range gun and the seawolf missile system.

Devonport-based HMS Somerset fired new infra-red illumination rounds that are designed to light up the battlefield.

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