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DSEI 2017: Babcock unveils Arrowhead 120 design

12th September 2017 - 16:21 GMT | by Alice Budge in London


Following the publication of the UK Government’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSbS), Babcock has released its design for the Type 31e frigate.

Focused on providing a reconfigurable platform that can be customised to the requirements of individual navies and changing future threats, the Babcock Arrowhead 120 design is likely to compete against BMT Group for the Type 31e contract.

With the budget outlined in the NSbS capped at £250 million per frigate, Babcock is attempting to ‘maximise the capability bought for the money’, John Howie, chief executive for marine at Babcock said.

He emphasised that in order to achieve value for money Babcock

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