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Global Type 26 fleet will reach 32 vessels as Canada awards design contract

8th February 2019 - 17:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Irving Shipbuilding has awarded a contract to finalise design work for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme, the latest milestone in the long-running effort to find a replacement for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax and Iroquois-class frigates.

As prime contractor, Irving Shipbuilding will build all 15 ships at its Halifax Shipyard to a design derived from the UK Royal Navy future City-class Type 26 frigates, which has also been chosen by Australia.

When complete the combined UK, Canadian and Australian fleets will total upto 32 vessels.

The group tasked with developing the Canadian variant, includes Lockheed Martin Canada,

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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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