BAE Systems to Support Small Boats Across the UK

September 10, 2019 – Contracts to support and maintain hundreds of high-speed rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) and other small boats used to help protect Britain’s shores have been awarded to BAE Systems under the Boats in Service Support (BISS) contract, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced today. Four individual contracts valued at up to £112 million form part of the wider MOD BISS agreement. Over six-and-a-half years, the contracts will help sustain existing skilled jobs as well as create new jobs at BAE Systems’ Maritime Services business in Portsmouth…

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First Steel Cut for HMS Cardiff

August 14, 2019 – The first steel has been cut for HMS Cardiff, the second ship in the Royal Navy’s next generation of Type 26 anti-submarine frigates. Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan cut the steel for the UK’s newest warship at a ceremony at BAE Systems’ shipyard in Govan on the River Clyde today. Marking the official start of build on the second of eight City Class vessels, it also represents another significant milestone for the Type 26 program, the Royal Navy, UK Defence and shipbuilding in Scotland. All eight Type…

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