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  • 13 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Navy warship has hosted His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Simon Martin CMG, to launch the year of 200th anniversary celebrations of Bahrain-UK relations. The event was an opportunity for HMS Defender to demonstrate her capability to guests, especially His […]

  • 7 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender is set to return home to Portsmouth on July 8 following her nine-month deployment to the Middle East where the ship worked with American and French Carrier strike groups as part of on-going operations against Daesh in Iraq and Syria. During her 263 days away from the UK, Defender […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Nearly seven months after departure embarked in HMS Defender 217 Lynx Flight return home to Yeovilton. The Lynx Mk 8 celebrated her 35th birthday while onboard and has been embarked on the Type 45 Destroyer since departing Portsmouth at the beginning of June this year to be engaged in patrols in the Persian Gulf as part […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMS Defender returned to her home in Portsmouth on December 12, after more than six months deployed on high intensity operations in the Northern Gulf. The ship has spent part of her deployment supporting the US-led Carrier Task Group and her F18s conducting strikes in the fight against ISIL. The Type 45 destroyer’s maiden deployment […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Authorities

    Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender sailed from Portsmouth, England to the Middle East to carry out security operations which will be part of her second major deployment. The crew of 190 left their home port, October 19, to take over duties from sister ship HMS Duncan and spend nine months working with allies in the Middle East and […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Authorities

    More than a thousand people flocked to see HMS Defender in Gibraltar as she stopped at the port on her way to Middle East.   HMS Defender is the fifth of the Royal Navy’s six Type 45 destroyers and made her first port of call 1,000 miles into her 7,500-mile journey from the Solent to […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s newest commissioned warship played host to 36 Japanese sailors who have stopped off in Portsmouth during a round-the-world deployment. Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender opened her gangway to newly-commissioned officers from the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force who enjoyed a tour of the ship at the city’s Naval Base. Most of the […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy Type 45 Air Defence Destroyer HMS Defender will sail into London on Wednesday, 22 April for a six day visit. She will be joined by minehunter HMS Middleton on Friday, 24 April. Both ships are in London in support of the Centenary of the Gallipoli campaign and will be moored off Greenwich pier […]

  • 29 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The state-of-the-art Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender will visit Glasgow – her adopted city – for the first time since she was delivered to the Royal Navy. HMS Defender sails in under the command of Commander Philip Nash, who also served on the city’s previous twinned ship – HMS Glasgow; a proud and welcome return […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Defender has marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Heligoland Bight while on her maiden deployment to the Gulf.   In a poignant service led by Chaplain Michael Meachin, the entire ship’s company of the Type 45 destroyer mustered to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the war. HMS Defender is […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender on June 7 seized over a metric tonne of high grade hashish being trafficked across the Indian Ocean. Operating with the Royal Navy-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Defender intercepted a suspect fishing dhow off the south coast of Oman. A search of the vessel found 51 bales, each weighing 20kg, […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Industry news

    HMS Defender has taken a step closer to deploying on operations with the Royal Navy today as the warship has formally joined the UK’s fleet. The 8,000-tonne destroyer has been commissioned at a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base, which will be home to all six of the Royal Navy’s Type 45 class ships. The event […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s HMS Defender started patrolling the Middle East after assuming her sister ship HMS Duncan’s role. The Type 45 destroyer officially assumed the role of Kipion operational destroyer and will spend nine months working with allies in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Gulf. HMS Defender deployed with a Lynx Mark 8 helicopter and a team from […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender docks in Greenwich, London. The vessel arrived for the first time in the country’s capital yesterday morning, where it will be moored for six days. She will be joined by HMS Middleton on Friday. The vessels are in London in support of the Centenary of the Gallipoli campaign. HMS Defender is the […]

  • 22 January 2016
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    Royal Navy’s HMS Defender has received a replenishment in stores and fuel during her deployment to the Arabian Gulf where she constitutes a part of the US Carrier Strike Group fighting against the Daesh. In the complex scenario, the Type 45 destroyer was refueled with 500,000 litres from US tanker USNS Pecos at the same time as US […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    UK Navy’s HMS Defender has been exercising her boarding team at a state-of-the-art facility during her maiden deployment.   HMS Defender’s boarding team is a combination of Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines who are specially trained to conduct safe and secure boarding. During a week-long visit to the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The UK Navy’s fifth Type-45 destroyer HMS Defender is on station east of Suez as she knuckles down to fighting pirates on her first deployment.   The Portsmouth-based warship – the fifth of six £1bn warships built to shield the Royal Navy’s Fleet from air and missile attack – has taken her place with the […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer, HMS Defender, has now officially joined the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle in the Middle East in the fight against Daesh. The warship met with the carrier in the Indian Ocean with the goal of enhancing its capabilities in the fight against terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. […]

  • 24 December 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Defender (D36), a UK Royal Navy destroyer operating in the Gulf of Oman in direct support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), has seized 131 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine from a dhow. The operation was carried out in the northern Arabian Sea on December 19, 2019, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) said. The suspicious vessel […]

  • 26 June 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Defender welcomed the arrival of the remainder of her Ship’s Company, commonly known as Tranche 3 personnel, on Tuesday 29th May as she moves every closer to entry into the Fleet. On this significant day for the fifth T45 destroyer, 66 new joiners received their HMS Defender Cap tallies from their new CO, Commander […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Industry news

    DEFENDER, the fifth Type 45 destroyer built by BAE Systems, two days ago set sail from the company’s Scotstoun shipyard to embark on her second and final stage of sea trials off the west coast of Scotland, ahead of her handover to the Royal Navy later this year. During 28 days at sea, DEFENDER will […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMS Defender has arrived on station to provide vital support to a US Navy carrier task group in the Gulf, using her world-class air defence weapon systems to protect the US Navy aircraft carrier, USS George H W Bush and her aircraft as they launch airstrikes as part of the international coalition against ISIL. HMS […]

  • 15 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Defender has had its busiest day since arriving in Portsmouth on Thursday 9th August after inviting nearly 300 friends, families and members of ship’s affiliations onboard for the day. The morning saw over 80 guests from the ship’s affiliations tour the vessel, whilst in the afternoon is was the turn of nearly 220 family […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Defender has hosted representatives from the Qatari Armed Forces during a recent visit to Doha, Qatar. The Type 45 Destroyer, one of the most advanced warships ever built for the Royal UK Navy, welcomed officers from the Navy, Army and Air Force. Senior representatives from the Gulf nation’s Armed Forces took the opportunity to […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender returned to her homeport in Portsmouth concluding her first underway period after undergoing an 18-month refit. The ship put her systems and personnel to the test over the seven-day period following the major upkeep which saw two new gas turbines fitted along with new signals intelligence equipment and […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 frigate HMS Defender has visited the island nation of Sri Lanka on its return from the Arabian Gulf. The warship visited Colombo to take on stores and fuel and give the ship’s company a rest from their nine month deployment to the Gulf where they are conducting Air Command and Control duties […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Authorities

    During a visit to Bahrain, HMS Defender hosted Vice Admiral John W. Miller, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces.   Vice Admiral Miller was accompanied by Commodore Keith Blount OBE RN, United Kingdom Maritime Component Commander and Deputy Commander, Combined Maritime Forces. On her maiden deployment, HMS Defender […]

  • 20 March 2014

    HMS Defender has flexed her considerable muscle in the final phase of her pre-deployment training package to see off attacks from fighter jets, pirates and small boat attack.   The Royal Navy’s most powerful destroyer has proven her worth across the full spectrum of the ships war fighting capability. The ship has just completed 5 […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Deputy Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Jones CB, paid a visit to HMS Defender on August 3, and became the first Flag Officer to step onboard the Navy’s newest Warship under the White Ensign. The visit gave Vice Admiral Jones the chance to welcome HMS Defender into Portsmouth and to take a look at the […]