Banshee target drones could be used by the RN for experimentation of future sensors, weaponry and radio equipment.
DSEI 2021: Babcock pitching Arrowhead 140 as Type 32 base
Babcock is offering its Arrowhead 140 as a potential base vessel for the future Type 32 frigate, a senior company official told Shephard on 14 September during DSEI.
In the UK, Arrowhead 140 is best known as the base for the Inspiration-class Type 31 frigate.
Commenting on what he expected from Type 32, Babcock chief corporate affairs officer John Howie said: ‘A good example would be Type 31 has got a large flight deck that can carry a Chinook, but you see more and more people moving to autonomous solutions like drones.
‘It wouldn’t be a surprise if we saw …
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