Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Little margin for error in Type 31 programme nearly a year after contract award

9th October 2020 - 15:57 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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Almost a year into the contract for the design, development and manufacture of five Type 31 frigates for the RN, Babcock is confident that the programme remains on schedule despite difficulties faced by industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Little remains unknown about the Type 31 programme these days, with column inches covering a programme aimed at creating a more sustainable industry and navy service for the UK spilling over virtual pages of the trade media and into the wider mainstream. 

Subcontracts totalling 73% of the programme have ...

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