HMS Diamond fires Sea Viper missile for first time
3 May 2012 12:34 PM
HMS Diamond has proved her fighting mettle by testing her missile system for the first time off the Outer Hebrides.
The third of the Royal Navy's cutting-edge Type 45 destroyers blasted a Sea Viper missile out of her silo at three times the speed of sound, obliterating the jet drone target in the sky above.
The successful firing of Sea Viper means that HMS Diamond is now ready to take her place as a fully operational warship, capable of deploying anywhere across the world.
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