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Rolls-Royce receives contracts for Type 26

23rd February 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rolls-Royce has received two contracts to supply low-noise propellers and mission bay handling technologies for the UK Royal Navy’s new Type 26 global combat ship, the company announced on 20 February.

The contracts, awarded by BAE Systems, cover the first three ships, the first of which is currently under construction at the BAE Systems shipyard in Glasgow.

The Type 26’s modular and flexible design features a unique mission bay. The Rolls-Royce mission bay handling system will enable efficient movement of craft and containerised mission packages within the mission bay. It also features a launch and recovery capability.

The ships will be equipped with two Rolls-Royce fixed bolted propellers, designed for extremely low underwater-radiated noise, suited to the ships’ critical role of anti-submarine warfare.

Majority of the propulsion system for the Type 26 will be delivered by Rolls-Royce. The frigate will be powered by a single MT30 gas turbine, providing direct drive through a gear box, and four MTU Series 4000 diesel generator sets from Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

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