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  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The eight Type 26 frigates being built for the Royal Navy will be homeported in Devonport, UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. The 6,900-tonne frigates will be anti-submarine warships and will provide protection for the UK nuclear deterrent and the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. Speaking aboard Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose in Devonport, Gavin […]

  • 28 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    While the construction start of the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigate was set for 2016, the Ministry of Defence and BAE Systems still do not have a set price and date for the frigates. British media recently reported about leaked emails showing that BAE offered a £275 million reduction in price along with a promise to […]

  • 3 July 2017
    Industry news

    The first of the Royal Navy’s next-generation frigates will be laid down before the month is out after a £3.7 billion order was placed for three Type 26s. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon yesterday announced the contract with BAE Systems to deliver the first batch of global combat ships. They will be the first three […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The name of the UK capital will return to the Royal Navy fleet with the eighth Type 26 frigate, Royal Navy’s First Sea Lord has announced. The future HMS London joins the previously-named HMS Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, and Birmingham while the fifth, sixth, and seventh ship are yet to be named. The name HMS London […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Engineering firm WR Davis became the first Canadian company to be picked by BAE Systems to deliver equipment for the construction of the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates. BAE Systems as the prime contractor on the program awarded a C$12m contract to WR Davis Engineering Ltd for the uptake and downtake elements of the […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK defense ministry has approved an engine order for the second batch of Royal Navy Type 26 frigates, securing the immediate future of the General Electric’s Rugby site. The contract is important because GE had previously announced the site’s closure with its work being moved to Nancy in France by the end of 2019. […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The prime contractor for the construction of Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates has contracted Brüel & Kjær to deliver a hull vibration monitoring system (HVME) for the new class of ships. The system is supposed to reduce a ship’s radiated noise signature providing self-noise monitoring capabilities to ensure management of the ships acoustic signature. Designed to […]

  • 23 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Adhering to last year’s Strategic Defence and Security Review, the UK Ministry of Defence on March 22 awarded BAE Systems a £472 million (approx $668M) contract to progress the Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme. Key equipment purchases will include diesel generators, sonar domes, which form the bow-mounted sonar used for Anti-Submarine detection and helicopter handling equipment […]

  • 1 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s next Type 26 frigate will be named HMS Cardiff, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones has announced. HMS Cardiff is joining HMS Glasgow and HMS Belfast as the final ship in the first batch of three frigates to be built under a contract from 2017. Cardiff was named on St David’s Day, […]

  • 21 February 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    BAE Systems has awarded propulsion systems specialist Rolls-Royce two contracts to supply low-noise propellers and mission bay handling technologies for the first three Royal Navy Type 26 frigates. The first Type 26 is currently under construction at the BAE Systems shipyard in Glasgow. The Rolls-Royce-supplied mission bay handling system will enable efficient movement of craft […]

  • 21 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Tods Defence, a Unitech Aerospace Company, announced it has been selected by prime contractor BAE Systems to design and manufacture bow sonar domes for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates. The company announced this contract after a steel-cutting ceremony on Thursday which marked the construction start of the first frigate in the class, the future […]

  • 13 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    BAE Systems has announced the selection of further 14 companies for work on the UK’s future Type 26 Global Combat Ship. According to BAE, the new contracts will support around 550 jobs and bring the total investment in the supply chain to more than £500m. The largest of the new contracts are for the procurement of […]

  • 4 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK’s Defence Secretary announced on Friday that first steel for the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates would be cut in summer 2017. Michael Fallon made the announcement during a visit to Govan in Scotland and added that the deal was subject to final contract negotiations. Fallon also announced a £100 million contract with MBDA to […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems announced Monday that it has signed a ten-and-a-half-year contract extension to provide combat systems integration services for Royal Navy’s in-service and future platforms. The contract includes, among others, Type 45 destroyers, the new Queen Elizabeth (QE) Class aircraft carriers, and the future Type 26 Global Combat Ships. According to BAE Systems, the contract is a […]

  • 24 June 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    An updated estimate of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program indicates that the Canadian government is poised to pay C$8 billion more than initially expected to acquire a fleet of 15 new frigates. According to the government’s new budget officer report, the total cost of the CSC program is C$69.8 billion (US$52.7 billion) over 26 […]

  • 25 October 2018

    The Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates will be fitted with Terma’s SCANTER radars and Raytheon Anschütz naval radar software whose joint solution recently obtained the International Maritime Organization certificate. The Terma-Raytheon solution will help save space, cost, and training efforts because it enables both high resolution 360° navigation and use as situation awareness radar. In […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Rolls Royce announced January 1 that the MT30 gas turbine they built for the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship completed the factory acceptance test. Rolls-Royce built the turbine under a contract to supply MT30 gas turbines for the first three Type 26 Global Combat Ships. The company has also signed Design Development Agreements (DDAs) […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Defence firm BAE has been selected by Whitehall to provide the Type 26 frigates with its 5in Mk 45 Mod 4 gun – a battle-proven weapon used by nearly a dozen navies, as demonstrated in the image by the USS Forrest Sherman. It can typically pound a target with pinpoint accuracy up to 23 miles […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    New images and video of what the British Navy’s Type 26 “Global Combat Ship” will look like have gone on show at DSEi, London yesterday. This multi-mission warship is being designed to support anti-submarine warfare, air defense and general purpose operations and will build on the legacy of its Type 23 forerunners. Addressing the Defence […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    British shipbuilder BAE Systems announced Wednesday that it has awarded further manufacturing equipment contracts for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship. With the contracts awarded to six companies, the total investment to date in the Type 26 supply chain was brought to more than £380m, BAE Systems said. The new contracts include among others steering systems, […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Industry news

    Israel-based ballistic protection company Plasan will be delivering armoring solutions for the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates, the company announced on Thursday. Plasan received the armoring contract from BAE Systems, the main contractor for the Type 26 program. The frigates are to be built at BAE Systems’ Glasgow shipyard where the first three vessels […]

  • 29 May 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    Montreal-based CAE announced it has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to begin work on the design phase of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) ship program. During the design phase over the next several years, CAE will support combat systems training needs analysis and training media analysis that will contribute to the […]

  • 18 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The integrated bridge and navigation system (IBNS) for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Type 26 surface combatants will be designed and delivered by OSI Maritime Systems. OSI said the contract was awarded by Lockheed Martin Canada, who is working with Irving Shipbuilding to deliver a fleet of 15 warships under a contract from February 2019. The […]

  • 13 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    David Brown Santasalo, a 150 years old gearbox manufacturer, has started work on gearboxes for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates at its newly opened facility in Huddersfield. UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon attended the opening ceremony of the facility on December 9. The establishment of the company’s ‘Marine Gearing Assembly & Test Facility’ was initiated with the […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems, the company responsible for UK’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship program, has awarded an equipment contract to Rolls-Royce to manufacture diesel generators for the first three Type 26 anti-submarine warfare ships. This marks the first Type 26 manufacturing contract to be agreed since the UK Ministry of Defence announced a £472 million contract […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    A UK Defence Committee Report has said that the Ministry of Defence will have to devise a sound plan for replacing its 13 ageing frigates while maintaining the already low number of operational vessels in the fleet. The report calls for the National Shipbuilding Strategy, due to be published this week, to provide the necessary detail […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The names of all eight Type 26 frigates to be built for the Royal Navy have been revealed as the UK defense secretary announced HMS Edinburgh as the final name in the class. HMS Edinburgh will be the seventh Type 26 frigate and the seventh Royal Navy ship to bear the name. The last HMS […]

  • 14 August 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction of the second of eight Royal Navy Type 26 frigates has gotten underway with a ceremony on the river Clyde. The first steel for future HMS Cardiff was cut at prime contractor BAE Systems’ Govan shipyard where the company has already assembled first blocks of the lead City-class frigate HMS Glasgow. The UK government […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    After receiving a contract from Rohde and Schwarz Ltd to provide the twin integrated main communications masts for the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates, STS Defence contracted Mainstay Marine to build, fabricate and outfit the integrated communications masts for the first three frigates in the class. STS Defence will provide two masts for each […]