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DSEI 2023: BMT reveals refined design for UK Fleet Solid Support Ship

14th September 2023 - 12:00 GMT | by Alix Valenti in London


The FSS will be 260m long, with a 34.5m beam and 39,000t displacement due to the large volume left to accommodate future changes. (Image: BMT)

Team Resolute member BMT has revealed full details of the Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ship design, with a focus on sustainability, multi-mission adaptability and future-proofing.

On the first day of DSEI 2023, Team Resolute unveiled the design of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s (RFA) future Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ship. The design was created with adaptability and sustainability in mind.

On 18 January, the UK MoD awarded Navantia UK, the leader of the Team Resolute consortium including BMT and Harland & Wolf, a contract for delivery of three FSS ships to the RFA. DSEI was the perfect opportunity to showcase the final design.

'For the design of the FSS we drew a lot of experience from our previous designs, such as the Norwegian Logistics Support Vessel,

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Alix Valenti


Alix Valenti

Dr Alix Valenti is an international freelance defence journalist. Her main focus is on naval …

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