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UK poised to change gear on Type 31 frigate acquisition programme

30 August 2017

Key Points

  • The Type 31 acquisition strategy is to be briefed at an industry engagement event in London on 7 September
  • It is expected that the long-awaited National Shipbuilding Strategy will be announced just prior to the event

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set publish an "innovative and agile" acquisition plan for the Royal Navy's (RN') planned Type 31 general-purpose frigate ahead of next month's Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition, with the expectation that details of the long-awaited National Shipbuilding Strategy will be announced shortly before the event.

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