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Euronaval 2018: Some processes ‘not good enough’ in River class programme

25th October 2018 - 08:08 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Paris


BAE Systems officials have said that some of its processes were not up to standard for the start of its five-ship build of Batch 2 River-class OPVs, destined for the UK Royal Navy.

Additionally, part of the reason for the award of the OPV programme was to bring about an uplift in industrial capability to the company ahead of the Type 26 order, officials said.

Attending Euronaval to showcase its range of naval systems, the company was keen to highlight its recent success with programmes such as the Type 26 win in Australia and the announcement that the design is

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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