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DSEI 2017: New shipbuilding strategy to avoid past mistakes

6th September 2017 - 14:41 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


The UK’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSbS), announced on 6 September, is aiming to overcome mistakes made in previous naval programmes and reverse the reductions in hull numbers and capabilities of the Royal Navy.

The Type 45 programme saw six ships ordered rather than 12, while the Type 26 programme will produce a class of eight, down from an original 13 planned. The cost of the T26's has been criticised, with BAE Systems recently awarded a £3.7 billion contract to manufacture the first three ships.

To this end, the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, said that the Type 31

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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