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Type 31 Frigate

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Spencer100 said:
Cool superfiring 40mm and 57mm in the A and B position.  No RAM as in one pic.

Ooooh 3P ammunition.  That stuff is irritating and amazing at the same time.  Canada's 57mm uses that right now as well.
 

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Ooooh 3P ammunition.  That stuff is irritating and amazing at the same time.  Canada's 57mm uses that right now as well.

Maybe we can sell them some used 57’s from the Halifax’s as they come off line in 8-10yrs. Lord knows that we won’t put them on the AOPS’s
 

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Czech_pivo said:
Maybe we can sell them some used 57’s from the Halifax’s as they come off line in 8-10yrs. Lord knows that we won’t put them on the AOPS’s

Good thought, but I think the Brits intend to be closing this program out for their needs in less than 10 years.
 

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Official (with video):

UK MoD Formally Awards Type 31 Frigate Contract to Babcock
The UK Ministry of Defence today formally awarded Babcock International Group PLC the contract for the Royal Navy's future Type 31e Frigates.

The Type 31 general-purpose frigate programme will provide the UK with a fleet of five ships, at an average production cost of £250 million per ship. The overal program cost is set to be £2 billion (£1.25 billion value to prime contractor Babcock).

The formal contract award follows the announcement made during DSEI 2019 this year that Babcock’s Team 31 had been selected as Preferred Bidder following a competitive process.

The frigates will be assembled at Babcock’s Rosyth facility, and involve supply chains throughout the UK, in line with the UK’s shipbuilding strategy.

Arrowhead 140 will offer the Royal Navy a new class of ship with a proven ability to deliver a range of peacekeeping, humanitarian and warfighting capabilities whilst offering communities and supply chains throughout the UK a wide range of economic and employment opportunities. Arrowhead 140 is based on the proven Iver Huitfeldt-class of frigate of the Royal Danish Navy, designed by OMT, and adapted to Royal Navy requirement by Babcock and BMT. Thales will supply the combat management system of the Type 31.

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https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/11/uk-mod-formally-awards-type-31-frigate-contract-to-babcock/

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Meanwhile the HMS Richmond, Type 23 is being used as a testbed for the Type 26 equipment https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/hms-richmond-emerges-from-refit-as-most-advanced-frigate/
 
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