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BAE Systems gets green light on £3.7b Frigate contract

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The British government has given the green light to BAE Systems to build three Type 26 anti-submarine warfare frigates in a deal worth around £3.7 billion. 


The British government has given the green light to BAE Systems to build three Type 26 anti-submarine warfare frigates in a deal worth around £3.7 billion.

The deal was announced by the UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.

The new ships will replace the current Type 23 frigates and will escort the new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers whilst also protect the nuclear submarine fleet as they come and go from their base in Scotland.

The announcement to build the first three of the anticipated eight frigates will be welcomed by the workers at the Govan and Scotstoun shipyards in Scotland, which are owned by BAE.

It is understood that the contract will secure; 1,700 shipbuilding jobs at the yards in Scotland and an equivalent number throughout the supply chain in Britain.

Acknowledgements: DefenceNews