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HMS Daring In Malta

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Royal Navy Destroyer D-32 HMS Daring. Seen from a distance over 10 km.

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Royal Navy Destroyer D-32 HMS Daring. Seen from a distance over 10 km.

Yesterday, HMS Daring arrived in Malta with a very excellent timing, after a few hours I had to fly home.

The photo above was taken on 16 February 2014, over a very long distance as the destroyer was waiting for the right time to enter the Grand Harbour.

For a better photo of her visit: www.maltaspotting.com

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5 Responses to HMS Daring In Malta

  1. Yavuz says:

    It was a bit disappointing that TN refused to collaborate with BAE Systems for the development of the new class of frigates. I think BAE are very aggressive commercially nevertheless it could have worked with good management.

    Realistically, Turkey do not have the know-how for AAW vessel and need to license it -in one way or another- from somewhere.

    • Not at all. What BAE offered in 2011 was not a very good deal for Turkey. And they did not offered collaboration on Type 45 but on Type 26 which will not be a n AAW vessel at all. The fact that BAE is downsizing its ship building part is a clear sign that BAE was not that competitive in the market.

      • Yavuz says:

        I thought one of the variants was for AAW or general purpose, I could well be wrong though. In any case, one cannot expect TN to develop and commission a vessel comparable to Type 45. It is just one notch above TN’s capabilities, now and in the near future.

        BAE will be around, at the end of the day they are almost the sole supplier for RN.

      • “BAE will be around, at the end of the day they are almost the sole supplier for RN”

        Exactly this is the problem. The orders and future ship project of RN are not big enough to keep ship building section of BAE floating.

      • Yavuz says:

        They are working on Astute class, remaining 45’s and new 26’s, CVF, Successor.

        Not bad, if they run out of work they will arrange a deal with Canadians, Chile, Brazil, Saudis, Oman, UAE, even Brunei.

        They will find a way to make money.

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