Search This Blog

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Defence projects in the line of fire

The projects most vulnerable to Ministry of Defence cuts are also those most critical to maintaining industry capacity in Britain. They include:

Type-26 ships
The Type-26 Global Combat Ship will replace the Type-23 frigate as the workhorse of the Royal Navy, with capability for battle, maritime security and international engagement.
The first is set to enter service in 2022 and the last will remain operational until 2060.

The programme promises to be one of the single most financially burdensome projects for the next government with estimates running to up to as £400m per ship. Current plans are to replace the 13 Type-23 frigate with 13 Type-26 ships delivered in two variants: anti-submarine warfare and general purpose vessels.

Read more

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Fair Use Notice

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.

The material is being made available in an effort to advance understanding arms trade activities, for non-profit research and educational purposes only.

I believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use,' you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

This is a completely non-commercial site for private personal use. No fee is charged, and no money is made off of the operation of this site.