Type 26 Global Combat Ship

30th November 2015

The prime minister confirmed on the 23rd November that eight Type 26 Combat vessels are to be built by BAE Systems.

He also announced that the UK is to design a new class of light frigates to operate in a more flexible role.

The Type 26 is described by the Ministry of Defence as "a 21st Century warship that will replace the Type 23 frigate as the workhorse of the Fleet, undertaking the Royal Navy's three core roles - warfighting, maritime security and international engagement - on the world stage."