HMS Daring, one of the Royal Navy’s £6bn fleet of Type 45 destroyers [Image: Getty].

The Ministry of Defence says its fleet of £1bn (each) Type 45 destroyers doesn’t have to be quiet as the ships are built to battle air attacks. Great!

But if an enemy can hear them coming from 100 miles away, that’s plenty of time to bring up something else instead. It suggests one-dimensional thinking on the part of our military leaders and we need better.

These are the same ships – by the way – that needed repairs costing millions because they kept breaking down.

The UK is supposed to be the world’s most accomplished naval nation but this latest setback is turning us into a joke.

Britain’s defences are so poor that the Royal Navy’s new destroyers sound like a “box of spanners” to Russian attack submarines.

Retired Rear Admiral Chris Parry claims our £1 billion pound Type 45 destroyers can even be detected from 100 miles away by Putin’s deadly new hunter killer subs.

It highlights growing fears defence chiefs have wrongly concentrated too much investment on the war against terror whilst ignoring the resurgence of Cold War hostilities.

Source: Navy’s new £1bn destroyers are so ‘noisy as hell’ that Russian subs ‘can hear them 100 miles away’

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