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Royal Navy Chief says corvettes do not meet UK requirements

09 September 2013

A corvette capability does not meet UK defence policy requirements, the new head of the UK Royal Navy has said.

Speaking to a Royal United Services Institute conference held in London on 9 September immediately prior to the DSEI defence exhibition, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sir George Zambellas said that "a corvette designed for policing duties just doesn't pass [the] basic test of contingent flexibility" required by the UK.

The UK plans to replace its 13 remaining Type 23 frigates with 13 Type 26 Global Combat Ships which, along with the six Daring-class Type 45 destroyers, will meet the UK's destroyer and frigate force level requirement of 19 ships.



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