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A army knowledgeable has described the second a British warship launched into motion with £1m missiles to shoot down Iranian-backed Houthi drones.

UK and US naval forces have repelled Yemen’s Houthi rebels within the Red Sea in line with Defence Secretary Grant Shapps.

Carrier-based jets and warships shot down 21 drones and missiles launched by the Iran-backed group in a single day after the Houthis focused a US ship.

Now a army knowledgeable has described how the British warship HMS Diamond performed its half and was profitable in its intention to convey down the risk saying “it doesn’t miss.”

The Houthis have carried out 26 assaults on industrial transport which they are saying are linked to Tel Aviv, in protest at Israeli actions throughout the warfare within the Gaza Strip.

The drones have been heading in direction of HMS Diamond which has been deployed by the UK to guard transport within the area. The ship is a Daring-Class Type 45 air defence destroyer which joined the fleet in 2011.

Military analyst Michael Clarke says that he would count on nothing much less from the ship, with its Sea Viper missiles costing £1m-a-piece.

He advised Sky News: “Last evening, it was doing precisely the job for which it was designed – bringing down airborne threats to different transport.”

Mr Clarke said that the Type 45 launched Sea Viper missiles but that “there is nothing much to see on a Type 45 before it goes into action.”

However, he added, that when a Sea Viper is fired “it seems to explode out of the deck” adding “and it doesn’t miss.”

The MOD has released a series of images of crew inside the ship during the engagement wearing flash suits for protection.

Mr Clarke added: “It’s a really quiet place on a combating ship.

“Life and death judgements are made in this small room at its centre, and they are made by people speaking very quietly in a matter-of-fact sort of way.”

The US army mentioned the drones have been launched from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen in direction of worldwide transport lanes within the southern Red Sea at round 21.15 native time (18.15 GMT) final evening, Tuesday, January 9.

Eighteen drones, two cruise missiles and one ballistic missile have been shot down by F/A-18 warplanes from the plane provider USS Dwight D Eisenhower 4 destroyers which included USS Gravely, USS Laboon, USS Mason and HMS Diamond.

No accidents or harm have been reported.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1854266/britain-red-sea-missiles-1m-sea-vipers