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Rejoice, but bad news awaits for Type 26?

3rd July 2017 - 09:45 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Seemingly timing the release to coincide with the Sunday papers, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 2 July that it had awarded BAE Systems a £3.7 billion contract for the manufacture of three Type 26 frigates.

Typically, industry has reacted positively for the most part, with prime contractor and employment unions scrabbling over themselves to issue embargoed releases days in advance.

In a statement BAE Systems said that steel for the first vessel is due to be cut in Glasgow in the coming weeks and that the contract ‘provides a strong foundation for the next two decades of shipbuilding

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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