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Can the UK’s National Shipbuilding Strategy be deemed a success?

14th August 2020 - 14:49 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Nearly three years have passed since the publication of the UK MoD’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, a navigational map intended to revitalise naval manufacturing and create a framework to sustain the industry into the future. 

At its core are two programmes: the Type 31 frigate and Future Solid Support (FSS) ships. 

Both have at some point in their respective timelines been suspended and although the former has since recovered, the latter remains in the rewrite process awaiting approval. 

The unknown but significant impact of the Integrated Review — and the financial repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic — have the potential for one

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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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