New RN Type 26 Frigates


The British government announced that the first of the Royal Navy's Type 26 frigates will be laid down within the month after an order was placed and contract signed with BAE Systems to deliver the first batch of global combat ships. They will be the first three of eight vessels to replace the same number of Type 23 frigates currently in service. The ships will be built at the BAE Systems facility in Scotland. These warships will specialize in anti-submarine warfare, and will protect the UK's nuclear deterrent and the RN's new aircraft carriers. They will also have a flexible design that will allow the capabilities to be adapted throughout their lifespan to meet new threats that arise in the future.

See “Multi-billion pound deal signed for first three new Type 26 frigates,” http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2017/july/02/170702-deal-for-t26-frigates

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