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Paris Air Show 2017: UK sees tide rising on naval exports

22 June 2017

The UK government is expecting to see an increase in naval exports in the coming years, as major new projects begin to mature, Jane’s has been told.

Stephen Phipson, head of the UK government’s Defence and Security Organisation (DSO) within the Department for International Trade, said that as programmes such as the Type 26 Global Combat Ship being to mature, other countries are looking to join the group of operators.

“We see a platform like Type 26 being seven years ahead of the competition like FREMM in terms of design, so as these things mature, we see customer requirements are also aligning.

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