HMS Dragon used her main gun to sink a floating target.
Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon recently took part in a gunnery exercise, firing her 4.5 inch (114mm) gun as well as her 30mm cannon and 20mm Phalanx cannon in the surface attack role using a floating target to simulate an attacking enemy.
The warship was involved in a three-week-long exercise called Formidable Shield 2021, testing missile systems, sensors, software – and the hundreds of men and women operating them as they demonstrate their ability to deal with the latest aerial threats.
The exercise also featured live missile launches as the vessels demonstrated their individual and collective ability to track, identify and ultimately destroy incoming threats in the skies, including testing ballistic missile defence.
HMS Dragon along with other warships participating in Exercise Formidable Shield also took on fuel from the US Navy oiler USNS William McLean in the Atlantic Ocean with the Scottish Hebrides.
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