Most recently this has happened with Navantia Australia and the Hobart class destroyers where the complete intellectual property and build rights was transferred to give Australia complete sovereign control over the design and any child designs that derive from it. They even set up a company in SE Asia with a view to export the ship to the region. I'm not sure what the arrangement is with T26 and Australia.donald_of_tokyo wrote:There is a narrow "niche", to built a ship which design is from abroad. This is very very narrow niche = impossible. I can find only two examples:
- Irish Navy's OPV, which is Vard-7 design of CTX marine (not a Fincantierri group member).
- Israeli Gal-class submarines, of German design, were built in UK.
In any case, the three contenders for the T31 competition have already passed the first gate with respect to the fundamental aspects of the programme. I think its fair to assume that the matter of transferring design to UK control has already been dealt with (regardless of company) and that we would be talking about child designs here. The US FFG(x) programme is also being run this way.