UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace Announces Shipbuilding Strategy

March 16, 2021 – Speaking at the Society of Maritime Industries Annual Conference, the Defence Secretary announced a refresh of the National Shipbuilding Strategy. It’s a privilege to speak to so many maritime professionals this morning. As an island nation, Britain’s trade has always depended on the tide. And at the turn of the century, the UK built an astonishing…

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Procurement done differently: Type 31 team rises to the challenge

March 4, 2020 – In September 2017, the National Shipbuilding Strategy gave DE&S an unprecedented challenge: design and build five general purpose frigates for just £250 million each. The five ships will be delivered by the end of 2028; replacing the UK’s Type 23 general purpose frigates, to deter aggression and maintain the security of the UK’s interests around the…

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