There is a lot to like about HMS Dauntless, second-in-class of the Royal Navy's Type 45 antiair-warfare (AAW) destroyers, which I toured during the Defense & Security Equipment International show in London in September. Dauntless is sleek, fast and visibly stealthy, with an enclosed multisensor mast topped by a spherical radome that gives it the look of a pagan monument. The class is the first operational all-electric warship, with no mechanical connection between power ...

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