• Commander UK Maritime Forces Rear Admiral Alex Burton. Credit: UK MOD
    Commander UK Maritime Forces Rear Admiral Alex Burton. Credit: UK MOD
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Nigel Pittaway | Langkawi, Malaysia

Speaking at the 2017 Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition on the resort island of Langkawi last week, a senior Royal Navy officer provided some insight into current UK thinking around the Type 26 Global Combat Ship program.

Designed by BAE Systems, the Type 26 will be the RN’s ‘high-end’ anti-submarine warfare capability from the middle of the next decade and a variant of the vessel, to be fitted with a CEA radar, the US Standard Missile series of weapons and an Australian-specified combat system, is one of three contenders for Navy’s Future Frigate program being delivered under the aegis of Sea 5000 Phase 1.

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