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DSEI 2021: Babcock sheds light on Ukrainian projects

14th September 2021 - 13:45 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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Model of Babcock's Protector-based vessel for Ukraine. (Photo: Harry Lye)

Under a previously signed Memorandum of Implementation (MoI) between Babcock, Ukraine and the UK, Kiev will receive a modern frigate capability, fast attack craft, minehunters, and naval base development.

Babcock has told Shephard that its work with Ukraine on a modern frigate capability could result in the regeneration of a previous programme or the export of the Arrowhead 140 design – in UK development as the Inspiration-class Type 31.

The resultant ship will depend on what path Ukraine wants to seek for the programme.  

Babcock chief corporate affairs officer John Howie told Shephard that negotiations on formal contracts were reaching a critical phase. He expected there would be an overarching agreement with some specific details on the various programmes.

Shephard understands that agreements could be formalised between now and

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Harry Lye is Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

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