Tag Archives: Michael Fallon

UK to Acquire New General Purpose Frigates

The U.K. government has issued a National Shipbuilding Strategy that calls for the procurement of new general purpose frigates. The first five Type 31e frigates would cost less than $329 million each and are slated to enter service by 2023, the British government said in a press release posted Wednesday. Type 31e …

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Aircraft Carrier Alliance-Built HMS Queen Elizabeth Reaches UK Homeport

A U.K. aircraft carrier built by a BAE Systems–Babcock–Thales Group alliance has arrived at its homeport in Portsmouth, England for the first time. The British defense ministry said Wednesday sailors and a flypast from the Fleet Air Arm welcomed the Aircraft Carrier Alliance-built HMS Queen Elizabeth ship that will support F-35 trial flights beginning …

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BAE Starts Type 26 Warship Production for UK Navy

BAE Systems has started construction of the first anti-submarine warfare ship of a new fleet designed to replace the U.K. navy’s Type 23 frigates. The company said Thursday British defense secretary Michael Fallon unveiled the name “Glasgow” for the first Type 26 Global Combat Ship during a ceremonial event at BAE shipyard in Scotland. …

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HP-Led Consortium, Fujitsu Land $2B in UK Defense IT Support Contracts; Michael Fallon Comments

A consortium led by Hewlett-Packard and Fujitsu have been awarded contracts worth up to $2.3 billion combined for information technology and communications services to the U.K.’s defense ministry. HP will collaborate with Airbus, Fujitsu and CGI under the Atlas Consortium to provide IT systems, software platforms and cloud services for U.K. defense offices and military …

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