Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Might the mysterious Type 32 ‘frigate’ really be the UK’s MCM replacement?

19th November 2020 - 17:33 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

A £16.5 billion multi-year boost to UK defence spending, announced on 19 November, has interesting implications for the Royal Navy and the shipbuilding sector.

In a speech high on financial promises but less so in platform specifics, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to boost the country’s military capability with a significant funding boost, placing the maritime and cyber domains at the forefront of defence.

During a 19 November statement to the House ...

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