ArmChairCivvy wrote:From the very end of SJP's review:
Progress on implementation should be reviewed internally in 2021, by which time...[reasonably there should be clarity] on the procurement of Type 26, Type 31e and Fleet Solid Support ships.
- i.e. the mix between T26 (incl? AAW) and T31 (incl. any? Batch2) within the surface combatants fleet
- and restarting FSS with revised terms of reference
The UK Ministry of Defence today formally awarded Babcock International Group PLC the contract for the Royal Navy's future Type 31e Frigates.
The Type 31 general-purpose frigate programme will provide the UK with a fleet of five ships, at an average production cost of £250 million per ship. The overal program cost is set to be £2 billion (£1.25 billion value to prime contractor Babcock).
Poiuytrewq wrote:Great news! Wasn't expecting this to be confirmed before the election is done and dusted.
If £1.25bn is going to Babcock where is the other £750m going?
This might just be a misprint (like the picture) but Forces Network is reporting that the T31 will have a 4D radar. Could this be NS200?
https://www.forces.net/news/type-31-bab ... e-contract
Why not?dmereifield wrote:GFE can't be account for much of that, surely.
donald_of_tokyo wrote:Why not?dmereifield wrote:GFE can't be account for much of that, surely.
I (optimistically) imagined that it reflects the decision to "add" non-negligible GFE to the program?
# If total money is not enough, for exmpke, by disbanding HMS Monmouth now and relocating CAMM system (and its ~60M GBP update cost), directly to T31.
By the way, from there this "2B GBP" came from?
Not 40%. Added 500M GBP is only 32% of the 1.25B GBP. And, I moved to escort thread.....dmereifield wrote:Sounds surprising that GFE could comprise 40% of the programme costs, especially since Babcocks AH140 seems to use so little kit from RN inventory. What are they using exactly other than CAMM that could be furnished by HMG?
donald_of_tokyo wrote:By the way, from there this "2B GBP" came from?
Aethulwulf wrote:wider programme costs to provide government furnished assets