British ship heads to S Atlantic amid Falklands tension

Britain will send a high-tech warship to the South Atlantic this week, the Ministry of Defence announced on Monday.

Britain will send a high-tech warship
to the South Atlantic this week, the Ministry of Defence
announced on Monday.
"It`s going to the South Atlantic, not specifically to the
Falklands," the spokesman stressed, as both Britain and
Argentina held events to mark 30 years since the beginning of
their brief but bloody conflict over the archipelago.

The spokesman said the warship will reach the islands,
which have been controlled by Britain since 1833 but are
claimed by Argentina, via western and southern Africa.

The Dauntless is armed with Sea Viper missiles, which the
Royal Navy says can protect a naval task force from aerial
threats up to 113 kilometres away.

The ministry would not say when the Dauntless, which
joined the British navy in 2010, would arrive in the South
Atlantic, as it said it did not give details on the position
of its ships.

PTI