Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Spring restart confirmed for UK Fleet Solid Support ship programme

21st October 2020 - 17:34 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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The long-awaited restart of the UK’s Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ship programme has been confirmed by the MoD, which will eventually deliver up to three logistics and sustainment vessels to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA).

The programme was suspended in 2019 by the MoD following concerns that it would fail to deliver value for money to the UK taxpayer. At the time of the suspension, the competition was being fought between a UK consortium that included Babcock and BAE Systems, and a bid from Spanish ...

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