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Goose_Green
08-15-2007, 05:30 AM
Found this on the BBC News website today, it's a quick tour of the RN's newest vessel - HMS Daring (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/player/nol/newsid_6940000/newsid_6947400?redirect=6947476.stm&news=1&bbram=1&nbwm=1&bbwm=1&nbram=1&asb=1)

More from the MOD Website

HMS Daring (http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/EquipmentAndLogistics/NavysNewestDestroyerBreezesThroughFirstSeaTrials.h tm)

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/HMSDARING1.jpg

Celeon999
08-15-2007, 06:12 AM
Ah yes ive seen a CGI pic of this new class a while ago.

Nice to see it in reality now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

This black air search radar array looks familiar http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Same manufacturer ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2273/640zu9.jpg

geoffwessex
08-15-2007, 07:53 AM
The big black one is the S1850M - long range radar for wide area search. Produced by BAE Systems Insyte (formerly AMS UK) and Thales and is an upgraded version of the Thales Nederland SMART-L radar.

The main weapons system is PAAMS - French/Italian/British joint project - while you also see the very new Mk.8 4.5" gun. The big ball on the foremast is the Sampson radar for fire control. There are two Phalanx mounts somewhere, though I can't see them, and the ship can also launch Harpoon, depending on deployment. All that in a nice 'stealth' design - looks top-heavy but I expect all the mast etc are GRP or aluminium. It apparently has a radar signature similar in size to a fishing boat.

It's also all-electric, powered by electric generators, and is considered to be very eco-friendly and economical.

What annoys me is the way the drastic improvement of accommodation standards has been a major focus-point. I joined about 40 years too early!

Celeon999
08-15-2007, 10:14 AM
So the Nederlanders have their black Radar thingy almost everywhere now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif


SMART-L Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART-L)

De Zeven ProvinciŽn class frigate (Netherlands)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Fregatte_De_Zeven_Provincien_2506.jpg/800px-Fregatte_De_Zeven_Provincien_2506.jpg

Horizon class frigate (France)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/47/Fregate_forbin.jpg/800px-Fregate_forbin.jpg

Celeon is watching what you do http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif ALWAYS http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

On the football field just like on the seas http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Hoatee
08-15-2007, 01:09 PM
The Dutch appearance is a little sloppy on the hull - as usual, like the long hair they used to have in the army.

Hoatee
08-17-2007, 01:32 PM
On the other hand, it could perhaps be an indication of the good use they are being put to.

Celeon999
08-17-2007, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by Hoatee:
The Dutch appearance is a little sloppy on the hull - as usual, like the long hair they used to have in the army.


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Goose_Green
08-17-2007, 02:20 PM
Here is a rather nice cut-away diagram of HMS Daring;

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/HMS_Daring_1024_768.jpg

Realjambo
08-17-2007, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hoatee:
The Dutch appearance is a little sloppy on the hull - as usual, like the long hair they used to have in the army.


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yup! My eyes were imediately drawn to the rust on the hull! I'd be furious if I were the Captain of that vessel after that photo was released!