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Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

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What will be the result of the 'Lighter Frigate' programme?

Programme cancelled, RN down to 14 escorts
51
11%
Programme cancelled & replaced with GP T26
13
3%
A number of heavy OPVs spun as "frigates"
120
26%
An LCS-like modular ship
21
4%
A modernised Type 23
22
5%
A Type 26-lite
65
14%
Less than 5 hulls
21
4%
5 hulls
63
13%
More than 5 hulls
91
19%
 
Total votes: 467

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Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Postby The Armchair Soldier » 12 Oct 2019, 22:52

I’ve moved the US Navy/Yemen discussion to the US Armed Forces topic. Feel free to continue your discussion there but let’s keep this topic focused on Type 31 news from now.

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Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Postby jonas » 18 Oct 2019, 13:32

Parliamentary written answers 17th Oct :-

Asked by Mr Kevan Jones
(North Durham)
[N]
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Ministry of Defence
Type 31 Frigates
95
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when a decision will be made on what Government Furnished Equipment will be attached to the UK's Type 31 Frigates.
A
Answered by: Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Answered on: 17 October 2019

The full scope of the type of Government Furnished Equipment attached to the Type 31 frigates will be determined when the Design and Build contract is signed by the end of the year.



Asked by Mr Kevan Jones
(North Durham)
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Ministry of Defence
Type 31 Frigates: Procurement
98
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government's contract with Babcock on Type 31 Frigates contained any stipulation on which yards in the UK would conduct the work.
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Answered by: Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Answered on: 17 October 2019

The Government announced the preferred bidder for the Type 31 General Purpose Frigate in September 2019 and looks forward to contract award in due course.

Whilst it was a mandatory requirement for the Type 31 frigates to be built and integrated in the UK, the specific build strategy to meet the Department's time and cost parameters was proposed by the Preferred Bidder as part of the Type 31 competition.

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Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Postby Ron5 » 18 Oct 2019, 17:39

jonas wrote:to meet the Department's time and cost parameters



Yet it appears not to have. But maybe the other guys couldn't either.


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