Posted on September 6, 2017
Under the plans, the government will buy at least five frigates, and share the construction between shipyards around the UK. The first batch of new Type 31e frigates would be built with the export market in mind, said Sir Michael. It comes as the Ministry of Defence aims to save billions of pounds. As the ship-building industry is revived, the MoD hopes it can serve both the Royal Navy and navies of allies and partners.