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DSEI 2021: Babcock eyes Type 31 export success

15th September 2021 - 09:45 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


Inspiration-class Type 31 frigate. (Photo: Babcock)

Babcock is targeting export success with the Arrowhead 140 design – known in the UK as the Inspiration-class Type 31.

Babcock chief corporate affairs officer John Howie has told Shephard about several major ongoing export campaigns the company is involved in, including Greece, Indonesia and Poland.

Howie told Shephard on 14 September during DSEI that the company was expecting a decision from Indonesia in the ‘near future’.

Elsewhere, for Poland’s Miecznik programme, Howie said he believed the UK had a strong offering for the three-frigate project. Poland is likely to decide between the three remaining designs in Q1 2022.

Howie said that Babcock had developed strong in-country relationships as it sought to win the Polish work.

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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