British Warships Went To Indian Ocean; What Is The Mission HMS Diamond?

Wednesday 27 March 2024 - 10:32

British media claimed that the country’s military has dispatched a naval task force consisting of warships to support HMS Diamond and two American destroyers in the Indian Ocean.

According to the BBC report, the HMS Diamond has 224 military personnel who work 8 to 12 hours with little time for rest. The BBC also talked to Peter Evans, the commander of HMS Diamond, and quoted him as saying: “The Yemenis are currently using advanced and deadly weapons in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The operations in the Red Sea is fast-paced and the high level of concentration is exhausting, and your life could be on the line in a few short moments.

This British commander also detailed Ansar Allah’s attacks with new missiles and said: “When we first entered the Red Sea, drones were the main threat, but now the Yemenis have moved to missiles that are difficult to defend against and If hit, they cause more damage.

According to this report, HMS Diamond is having problems to deal with Ansar Allah’s missiles. The reason for this is that the new Yemeni missiles have three times the speed of sound and the crew has a short time to deal with them.

The HMS Diamond is the third ship of the Type 45 destroyers of the British Royal Navy which has been operating since 2007. This destroyer entered the Red Sea through the Suez Canal on December 14, 2023, and during the US air aggression in Yemen faced some drone attacks by the Yemeni armed forces. As mentioned in the BBC report, HMS Diamond does not have the ability to fully deal with the Yemeni’s missile attacks on its own and must cooperate with others warships.

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