Royal Navy issues outline specification for the Type 31 Frigate to industry
At an event held in London today for industry, Defence Procurement Minister Harriett Baldwin launched plans for the procurement of the Royal Navy’s new Type 31e frigates. The competition was unveiled by senior leaders from the Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy and Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S).
The image above (PDF Version available here) shows the key requirements for the vessel.
Government is taking a very optimistic view. Harriet Baldwin commented, “It will take the very best of British engineering, innovation and drive to achieve it… this programme will re-energise a world-leading, vibrant and competitive British shipbuilding industry.”
We look forward to seeing how this project progresses and whether it proves to be the route to a stronger Royal Navy or the unwanted child of austerity.