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DIMDEX 2018: BAE win in Type 31e programme could see exports built overseas

13th March 2018 - 13:31 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in Doha

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If the BAE Systems design wins the Type 31e bid it could deal a blow to British shipbuilding aspirations as company officials suggest exports could be built outside of the UK. 

Speaking to Shephard, Kevin Joyce, international business development for naval ships at BAE Systems, said the company is willing to be adaptable for export and cited the Royal Thai Navy's OPV deal as an example of building ships in-country for the customer. 

However, this would mean outside of the five required by the UK MoD additional exports may not be guaranteed to be built in the UK countering the …

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