Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence company, has successfully completed Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) of the Air Weapons Handling System (AWHS) for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, designed for BAE Systems.
shark bait wrote:I wouldn't be so sure. The Italians will have delivered a whole class of frigate in the time it take the Brits to finish a single T26.
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The report gives an estate of £1.1 billion in 2017 prices. It also estimates FREMM is 20% cheaper and a Burke is 1% more expensive.
shark bait wrote:Amazing how pricey a FREMM actually is, even after 15-20 have been built, to a less than cutting edge design. Goes a long way to explain the success of the T26 with Australia and Canada.
The 11 ships would cost €670 million (~US$760m) each in FY2014, or €860m (~US$980m) including development costs.
dmereifield wrote:Blimey, up to 4 x 12 metre boats? What 12 metre boats does the RN have (or likely to get)?
donald_of_tokyo wrote:Atlas UK ARCIMS drones are 11.5 m long. I understand some of the work boats, manned, ordered from Atlas is also 11.5 m long.
According to NZ defense capability plan 2019, RNZN ANZAC replacement will see investment decisions after 2030, to replace them around mid-2030s.Repulse wrote:New Zealand is potentially interested in two to three T26s after 2030 according to BAE speculation reported in the FT. I think they’ll struggle budget wise, but (and I know people disagree) this is where a UK subsidised order of ships built in the UK could work, especially if one of the three is for the RN forward based in NZ/Oz integrated into their navies.
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