HMS Dauntless Type 45 missile destroyer of British navy to be fitted with three new powerful engine

The HMS Dauntless, the second ship of Type 45 or Daring-class air-defence destroyers built for the British Royal Navy will receive Power Improvement Project (PIP), the 2 Diesel Generators will be removed & replaced with 3 more powerful.

HMS Dauntless Type 45 missile destroyer of British navy to be fitted with three new powerful engine 925 001 On May 6, 2020, British Royal Navy HMS Dauntless arrived in Cammell Laird as the first Type 45 destroyer to go through the Power Improvement Project PIP. (Picture source Twitter account HMSDauntless)

HMS Dauntless's construction for the British Navy began at the BAE Systems Naval Ships yard at Govan in August 2004 on the River Clyde. She was launched on 23 January 2007 at 3.25 pm by Lady Burnell-Nugent, wife of Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent, the then-Commander-in-Chief Fleet.

The Type 45 destroyer, also known as the D or Daring class, is a class of six guided missile destroyers built for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. The class is primarily designed for anti-aircraft and anti-missile warfare and is built around the PAAMS (Principal Anti-Aircraft Missile System) Sea Viper air-defence system utilizing the SAMPSON AESA and the S1850M long-range radars.

The missiles used for PAAMS are the Aster 15 and the Aster 30. The Type 45 carries up to 48 Aster 15 and Aster 30 missiles. The Aster missile carries an inertial computer with datalink, an active J-band Doppler radar seeker and 15kg warhead.

The second armament of the Type 45 destroyer consists of one 114mm mk8 mod 1 medium-caliber gun system for shore bombardment and two 30mm guns. There is provision for the installation of two close-in weapons systems such as the Raytheon Phalanx.

The Type 45 destroyer has a flight deck and hangar to support the operations of a single helicopter. The flight deck can accommodate either a Lynx HMA8 or Merlin EH101 HAS 1 helicopter armed with anti-ship missiles and anti-submarine torpedoes.

The Type 45 has a crew of 191 sailors and officers make up the standard Type 45 crew, but the ship can accommodate up to 285 sailors.