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BAE starts cutting first stell of the Type 26 Global Combat Ships In Summer 2017

BAE starts cutting first stell of the Type 26 Global Combat Ships In Summer 2017 6 November, 2016

BAE Systems has confirmed that the first steel will be cut on the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ships in Glasgow in summer 2017, subject to final contract negotiations with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).

During a visit to BAE Systems’ shipyard in Glasgow Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: “Backed by Britain’s rising Defence budget, the Type 26 Programme will deliver a new generation of cutting-edge warships for our Royal Navy at best value for taxpayers. The UK government’s commitment today will secure hundreds of high-skilled shipbuilding jobs on the Clyde for at least two decades and hundreds more in the supply chain across Britain.”

BAE Systems has revealed the latest images of the Royal Navy's Type 26 Global Combat Ship, which will replace the Type 23 frigate as the workhorse of the Fleet.

The UK Government committed to eight advanced anti-submarine warfare ships in its 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) and has to date invested a total of £1.9 billion in the programme. Manufacturing contracts are already in place for the procurement of major equipment for the first three ships, supporting progress to the full manufacturing programme in Glasgow. To date there are 27 companies in the supply chain working with BAE Systems to deliver the Type 26 ships, with manufacturing of the ships’ air weapons handling systems, gas turbines, and electric propulsion motor and drive systems underway across the UK.

BAE Systems has offered Turkey to join to Type 26 Frigate programme too. Turkey, running its own TF2000 programme preffered running on its own programme.
 

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