Skip to comments.The UK Is Sending Its Most Advanced Warship To The Falklands
Posted on 01/31/2012 7:01:42 AM PST by blam
The UK Is Sending Its Most Advanced Warship To The Falklands
January 31, 2012
The UK announced today that they would be sending their most advanced warship to the South Pacific, near the Falklands Islands.
The announcement seems likely to inflame tensions with Argentina over the disputed Falklands, and may worsen the increasingly aggressive rhetoric from both sides, who went to war over the islands almost 30 years ago.
The Telegraph reports that the HMS Dauntless is a Type 45 destroyer, worth over £1 billion ($1.57 billion), and is "the most advanced anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic ship in the world".
"It can shoot down Argentine fighters as soon as they take off from their bases," a Navy source told the Telegraph. "This will give Buenos Aires serious pause for thought."
The Navy has denied that the deployment was due to the tension in the region, and told the BBC that the ship would replace another already stationed there.
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” the disputed Falklands”?
Where’s the dispute?
Argentina wants the islands as they have oil reserves.
Folks there want to remain Brittish.
Nice ship, but I keep hearing that odd saying from those who had dealings with the titanic, though nothing is perfect, nothing is unsinkable.
As if Argentina hasn’t been “inflaming tensions” lately?
Ded reckoning’s a lost art (at TBI apparently).
“It can shoot down Argentine fighters as soon as they take off from their bases,” a Navy source told the Telegraph.
Lets hope their intel is as good as their bravado.
Gotta steer clear of them thar exocets.
I seem to recall Hussein recently saying some anti-Brit rot regarding the islands recently.
Been a few weeks since he last caused an insurrection against US allies.
Great catch. Hilarious.
Our neighbors just left Argentina...said the security situation there was deteriorating daily under the lefty leadership. We get a serious lack of info from what is going on the South America in the media here.
> The UK announced today that they would be sending their most advanced warship to the South Pacific, near the Falklands Islands.
Why the South Pacific?
The Falklands is in the South Atlantic.
The Argies did this last time.
Their country was in a mess, the economy crap and so they used the islands to bring their people together and ignore the economy.
Now they are again blowing hot hair and harping on about the islands which they know they will never get.
All the Royal Navy will do is put another exclusion zone around the islands with a couple of nuclear subs and I guarantee the nuclear subs are there right now off the coast of Argentina and sink any Argue ship which tries to break that zone just like the Belgrano did
Kirchner has returned to her duties after successful cancer (thyroid) surgery three weeks ago. She responded to Cameron’s claim that Argentina was engaging in “Falklands Colonialism.” So the war of words continues. Brits have 1K troops on the Falklands, home to three thousand residents.
funny me. i always thought the faulklands were inthe atlantic. silly me!
Yes. We can’t have American voters learn that a kleptocrat government and money-printing central bank leads to bad outcomes.
“Lets hope their intel is as good as their bravado.”
I think a brand new Type-45 against the Argentinian air force of a few 1950’s Skyhawks and 1960’s Mirages should cope OK. The pilots would need a fair bit of their own bravado to want to mix it with the Typhoons stationed on the islands.
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