Skip to comments.UK says sees wide interest in new Navy frigate
Posted on 06/08/2011 9:39:36 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
UK says sees wide interest in new Navy frigate
Mon, Jun 6 2011
* UK in talks with Brazil, Malaysia about project - Fox
* UK to use market to keep defence projects on budget
By Adrian Croft
LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) - Britain has seen very wide interest in a planned collaborative project to build a new Navy frigate and talks are being held with partners including Brazil and Malaysia, Defence Secretary Liam Fox said on Monday.
The planned new Type 26 frigate, also known as the "global combat ship", is being developed by British group BAE Systems (BAES.L: Quote, Profile, Research).
"We have got a very wide interest in (the Type 26)," Fox said, at an event organised by ConservativeIntelligence, a political website.
"We have got partners talking to us from as far away as Malaysia and Brazil about how they can be in this programme," he shaid.
Britain is keen to boost its exports, particularly to emerging market giants, to help lift its economy clear of recession. Sharing the cost of major defence projects would also be a boon when Britain has cut its defence budget to help curb a big budget deficit.
BAE Systems won a 127 million-pound ($208 million) four-year contract to produce the specification for the new class of warship in 2010.
The first ships of the new class are expected to enter service with Britain's Royal Navy in the 2020s.
Britain offered Brazil the chance to become a partner in the project last year and the government has said that several other countries are inte
(Excerpt) Read more at uk.reuters.com ...
Global Warming, Global Economy, Global airplanes, Global Combat ships.
Hot Damn this Global stuuf is great aint it.?
England has sunk so low they cannot build their own ship?
Let’s come back to that question when America tells the world just how it intends to pay its staggering debts, shall we?
Britain is taking a painfully realistic course to Defense spending after years of enduring a self-inflicted socialist government.
America has the brain-dead socialist government - in spades - but so far there’s been little painful realism in Defense spending. That is yet to come.
And if you order it supersized, it converts to an aircraft carrier?
We here in America are definitely under the influence of a brain dead socialist Governmen, run by a Muslim
We hope to change that, and start paying those debts, starting in 2012./ However we can still build our own ships, and p;lanes. Might not be able to do so for long, but so far-———
Back then it was a seller's market. And the UK had the lock on the bluewater frigate design.
Now: Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Russia, China, S.Korea, possibly Japan, and India are in the business as well. It's a buyer's market, and that makes ir advantageous to lock in as many buyers as possible before the design stage.