MoD unveils Royal Navy's future warships
The latest design of the Royal Navy's next generation of warships has been unveiled today by the MoD.
Images show the basic specification of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS), a significant milestone in the development of this programme, which will sustain thousands of jobs in the shipbuilding industry.
The multi-mission warship, which is due to come into service after 2020, will be used by the Royal Navy in combat and counter piracy operations and to support humanitarian and disaster relief work around the world.
Since 2010, the MoD has been working with BAE Systems to determine the ship’s basic capabilities and baseline design.
Now that has been endorsed, the programme can progress to the next part of the assessment phase, which will examine the detailed specifications of the vessel.