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Airspeed awarded Global Combat Ship contract

10th July 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Airspeed has been awarded a contract to provide the replenishment at sea stump mast (RASSM) for the first batch of three Type 26 ships being built for the Royal Navy. 

The Australian company specialises in design and build applications of composite materials for aerospace, maritime and energy-related projects. The RASSM allows for the resupply of ammunition and small of amounts of stores whilst the ship is at sea.  

The company will provide the equipment for vessels being built under BAE Systems’ Global Combat Ship programme, which also encompasses nine Hunter class Type 26 vessels on order for the Royal Australian Navy.

Nadia Savage, Type 26 programme director, said: ‘This latest contract announcement demonstrates that the Type 26 Global Combat Ship is a truly global programme, pulling on the best technology and companies from around the world to ensure the Global Combat Ship remains relevant to future maritime demands and delivers an adaptable design meeting the needs of our customers.’

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