Speaking of “War”: It’s Just a “Routine” Deployment Now

…but it sure is nice to have the new hardware on station if something goes south…in the SOUTH, isn’t it?

HMS Dauntless destroyer deployed to Falklands by navy

HMS Dauntless is to be deployed off the coast of the Falklands Islands in the South Atlantic, the Royal Navy has confirmed.

The Portsmouth-based ship will be the first of the navy’s new Type 45 air defence destroyers to go to the area.

The Ministry of Defence said it was a routine deployment and HMS Dauntless would replace a frigate currently stationed there.

A MoD spokesman said he would not say when the ship was due to set sail.

He added that the deployment had nothing to do with increased tensions between the UK and Argentina about who owns the Falklands Islands.

Destroyers ~ and brand-spanking new ones at that ~ replacing frigates is always “routine”….winkwinknudgenudge.

7 Responses to “Speaking of “War”: It’s Just a “Routine” Deployment Now

  1. major dad says:

    We all just knew that the Argentinians would get froggy, just hope that the Dauntless doesn’t have to shoot down or sink any of Argentina’s hardware.

  2. Ebola says:

    Just hope we don’t have an exocet repeat of the last dumbass venture in those parts. Course, the Brits did ask for it.

  3. mojo says:

    Sounds like the airport is closed, at least to Argentinians.

  4. nightfly says:

    Those routine explosions and shell casings you see are entirely irrelevant. And the Argentinian navy is just pining for the fjords, that’s all.

  5. major dad says:

    Why do you say that Ebola? Yeah, one Brit was sunk the Sheffield but the Argentinians lost a whole lot more not to mention aircraft.

  6. JeffS says:

    Ebola, the Argentinians rattled their sabers back then because they had economic woes, and needed a distraction. Until then, the British-Argentine rivalry was fairly low key, not unlike Canada and America jostling over border crossings. The Falklands have been a British colony since the 1840s.

    And now, Argentine still has economic woes. Ain’t nothing to boost an economy like an easy war!

  7. Yojimbo says:

    Well, I’m just glad that the Brits are rebuilding their navy, even if it’s just tin cans. Their sea capability has shrunk to near zero. The Americans and Aussies are the only effective counter in Asia
    right now. Hopefully, Japan will build out as well.

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