Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon sets sail from Portsmouth to test her weapons after upgrades

A HI-TECH Royal Navy destroyer has returned to sea to test her firepower after a series of upgrades.

Friday, 17th September 2021, 1:37 pm

HMS Dragon set sail from Portsmouth Naval Base following an overhaul to the ship’s systems over the summer.

The £1bn Type 45 is now undergoing a series of ‘trials and gunnery’ tests to ‘re-calibrate’ its weapons systems and test out its upgrades, the ship said on Twitter,

The move comes as Dragon’s sister ship HMS Daring departed Portsmouth this week to carry out a major upgrade of her power and propulsion system.

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HMS Dragon pictured in Portsmouth.

It was the first time in four years the ship left the confines of the city’s naval base.