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DSEI 2019: Cammell Laird open to switching Type 31e allegiance

11th September 2019 - 13:14 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


Shipbuilder Cammell Laird will consider the option of partnering with a competitor prime manufacturer in the event that its current tie with BAE Systems and associated Leander design bid for the UK’s Type 31e frigate programme fails.

‘We have always had an agreement that we would be loyal to our consortium, Team Leander, but if at the end our design wasn’t the choice for the Royal Navy, we are a commercial yard and we will be open for business in the future,’ Tony Graham, CFO at the company, told Shephard.

Though a decision to award the Type 31e contract

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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