What are Type 45 destroyers?
Based at Portsmouth Naval Base and operated all around the world, the Royal Navy consider Type 45 destroyers more than just a ship, and instead a symbol of Britain’s eminent place on the world stage and a powerful deterrent to those who would do us harm.
The vessels , which defend the aircraft carriers and other ships against a wide range of aerial threats, are armed with the Sea Viper missile system and equipped with powerful radars. The long range radar is capable of tracking hundreds of targets simultaneously and giving the crew time to respond to incoming hostile threats.
The ships are also capable of carrying out a variety of other missions, including anti-piracy and humanitarian support.