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UK says sees wide interest in new Navy frigate
Reuters ^ | Jun 6, 2011 | Adrian Croft

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

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: frigate; greatbritain; royalnavy; uk

1 posted on 06/08/2011 9:39:41 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki
"several other countries are interested, including Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Turkey."

England, you might want to rethink that list of countries interested in sharing technology and costs with you...
2 posted on 06/08/2011 9:52:08 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

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?


3 posted on 06/08/2011 10:00:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

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.


4 posted on 06/08/2011 10:21:17 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

And if you order it supersized, it converts to an aircraft carrier?


5 posted on 06/08/2011 10:58:25 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: agere_contra

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-———


6 posted on 06/08/2011 1:42:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
It's a matter of market. The UK did rather well in exporting a previous design back in the 50/60s.

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.

7 posted on 06/08/2011 4:14:37 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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