PGZ-MIECZNIK Enlists UK Firms for Type 31 Project

The PGZ-MIECZNIK consortium has concluded strategic cooperation agreements with industrial partners from Great Britain. The submission of signatures begins the preparation for production phase in the program of acquiring three multipurpose frigates for the Polish Navy. As a result of analyzes of materials provided by the PGZ-MIECZNIK Consortium in December 2021, the Polish Armed Forces made a preselection of preferred…

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Shield Wins Another Babcock Type 31 Frigate Subcontract

UK based Shield Marine Services is proud to have been awarded the contract for Supply, and Installation of the ‘Deck Coverings’ to the Type 31 General Purpose Frigates for the UK Royal Navy The order is to supply and install Carpets, Vinyl, and Resin Systems to five vessels and was received from Babcock International Group. Babcock will build the Type…

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Babcock to Refit RNZN OPVs Before Sale to Ireland

Local New Zealand businesses are set to reap the benefits of a partnership between Babcock and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) which will conduct maintenance and upgrade works on two decommissioned Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Inshore Patrol Vessels before they are sold to the Republic of Ireland. Babcock and NZDF will regenerate and modify the ships – ex…

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PGZ-Miecznik Agreements With Type 31 Subcontractors

The PGZ-MIECZNIK consortium has concluded strategic cooperation agreements with industrial partners from Great Britain. The submission of signatures begins the preparation for production phase in the program of acquiring three multipurpose frigates for the Polish Navy. As a result of analyzes of materials provided by the PGZ-MIECZNIK Consortium in December 2021, the Polish Armed Forces made a preselection of preferred…

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Poland Chooses the Babcock Type 31 Frigate Design

Babcock International (Babcock), the aerospace, defense and security company, has been selected as the platform design provider and technology partner for Poland’s MIECZNIK (Swordfish) new frigate program, and has today concluded a set of strategic cooperation agreements with the PGZ-MIECZNIK Consortium, which is responsible for delivery of the project from the Polish side. The Polish Armaments Agency selected Babcock’s Arrowhead…

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Babcock Awarded New Zealand Defence Force Contract

Babcock has been awarded a further seven and a half year Maritime Fleet Sustainment Service contract by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), further strengthening its relationship with the Royal New Zealand Navy. As the Strategic Maritime Partner to the NZDF, Babcock will provide asset management services, including engineering, project management, production and operational support, to the entire Royal New…

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Babcock Acquiring Remaining 50% of Australian Joint Venture

Babcock International Group PLC announced February 16th that it has entered into a Sales and Purchase Agreement to acquire the remaining 50% interest in its Australian Naval Ship Management (NSM) joint venture from its long-term joint venture partner in Australia, for a consideration of AUD60 million (approximately £32 million). The acquisition is subject to customary approvals. The NSM joint venture…

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New EW Gear from Elbit Systems for Royal Navy

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems UK Ltd. was awarded a contract valued at approximately $100 million (approximately £73 million) by Babcock International Group Plc. (LSE: BAB), to provide the Royal Navy with new Electronic Warfare capabilities under Increment 1 of the Maritime Electronic Warfare System Integrated Capability (MEWSIC) Program. The contract will be performed over…

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Babcock Sells First New Frigate Design License to Indonesia

Babcock secured the first export contract for its Arrowhead 140 (AH140) frigate through a design license agreement with PT PAL Indonesia (Persero), a state-owned enterprise that builds and maintains ships for military and commercial use from its facilities in Surabaya, Indonesia. The breakthrough deal comes two years since Babcock’s AH140 design was first announced as the preferred bidder for the…

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Babcock Introduces Arrowyard

Babcock the aerospace, defense and security company has launched a dynamic new approach within global shipbuilding that enables international customers to build and support the company’s Arrowhead 140™ frigate (AH140) in-country, delivering a range of potential economic and social benefits to local and national communities. Arrowyard™ developed from Babcock’s rich engineering know-how and shipbuilding experience, brings together a comprehensive range…

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