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Countdown begins to launch of world's most advanced warship

13 Jan 2006

The worlds most advanced warship, HMS Daring, will be launched from BAE Systems Scotstoun yard on February 1st.

Today sees the launch of the dedicated countdown web site www.type45.com.

Designed for a wide audience from school children to journalists, type45.com features information about the class of ships, downloadable images and, as the countdown goes on, interviews with the people who designed and built the ship and the people who will be using her.

Speaking as the website was launched, BAE Systems Naval Ships Head of Communications Charles Thompson said: The launch of HMS Daring will confirm that the Clyde remains the natural home of warship building in the UK. This is an important event not only for Glasgow but also for the Royal Navy. This website will ensure that everyone can follow the build up to the launch whilst learning about the capability Daring will deliver to the British fleet for decades to come.


BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defence and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The Company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, combat vehicles, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years and is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defence systems. BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The Company employs over 90,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately 14.8 billion through its wholly owned and joint-venture operations.

For further information, please contact:

Charles Thompson, BAE Systems
Tel: + 44 (0)141-957 4449
Mobile: + 44 (0)7736 810 933

Colin Edgar, BAE Systems
Tel: +44 (0)141 957 4464
Mobile: 07801 717 860

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