Military Capabilities

UK rolls out new framework for warship support

03 October 2017

Key Points

  • The first 10 contracts signed under the Common Support Model are worth GBP794 million in total
  • Establishing a single support system is aimed at improving the performance and delivery of support, as well as making savings in equipment costs

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed details of contracts valued at almost GBP800 million (USD1 billion) awarded under a new arrangement for Royal Navy (RN) surface ship support.

Worth about GBP1 billion in total, the new Common Support Model (CSM) is designed to bring together separate support agreements for individual ship types under a single overarching framework.

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