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FSS suspension indicative of wider push for sovereign naval industry

6th November 2019 - 16:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The UK Government looks to have taken a key suggestion stated in a recent review into the National Shipbuilding Strategy to heart by suspending the Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ship programme, as calls for the build to be given to UK yards increase.

Conducted by Sir John Parker, author of a 2016 report into the country’s national shipbuilding industry which significantly influenced the 2017 strategy document, and published on 4 November, the review centred around the three main procurement naval projects: Type 31 frigates; Type 26 frigates; and FSS ships.

The FSS programme is intended to deliver at least two

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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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