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Three designs enter UK Type 31e race ahead of end-2019 decision

10th December 2018 - 16:31 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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The UK’s restart of its Type 31e light frigate programme will be fought between three designs, after the government announced that Competitive Design Phase (CDP) contracts will be awarded to a consortia led by BAE Systems, Babcock and Atlas Elektronik UK.

The three contracts, as revealed on 10 December, were valued at £5 million ($6.3 million) each.

In July it was reported that the MoD would restart the Type 31e programme ‘due to insufficient compliant bids received for an effective and robust competition.’

A statement from Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) revealed that it will lead a consortium including thyssenkrupp Marine

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