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Babcock, BMT sign surface ship co-operation agreement

08 November 2017

Key Points

  • Babcock and BMT have agreed on a strategic relationship covering surface ship design, build and support
  • The two companies are already working together to pursue the RN Type 31e frigate requirement

Babcock and BMT have concluded a co-operation agreement setting out the framework of a long-term strategic relationship covering surface ship design, build, and support.

While the partnership is initially focused on the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Type 31e general-purpose frigate programme, executives say the alliance will also pursue other UK and international opportunities.

Babcock and BMT first revealed their intention to establish a strategic partnership on 14 September at the DSEI 2017 exhibition in London.

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