Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Germany bucks the European trend with ambitious frigate programmes

24th June 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by Harriet Haywood in London

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, European navies were feeling the strain of procuring expensive platforms at the cost of fleet sizes. Ambitions to replace aging platforms with high-end vessels are being scaled back by some European navies – ongoing programmes such as Type 26 frigate in the UK may be trimmed ...

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