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Thales trumpets export potential for Type 31e Arrowhead 140 design

1st March 2019 - 17:15 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Hengelo


Thales is still shaping its proposal as part of the wider Babcock-led Arrowhead 140 offer for the UK’s Type 31e frigate programme, with a design review potentially taking place in a September/October 2019 timeframe likely the next major landmark in the long-running competition.

The delivery of the first vessel scheduled for 2023 as the first of the UK’s older Type 23 frigates leave service.

In a presentation to media at Thales’ Hengelo facility on 28 February, the company provided updates to 20 ongoing naval programmes it contributes to, among them the Type 31e. 

The list of Thales equipment potentially

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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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