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Type 26 Frigates: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL4666, tabled on 2 December 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many countries have committed to acquiring the Type 26 frigate; how many frigates each country ordered; whether the expected level of acquisitions has led to a drop in the unit price; and whether this will this affect the in-service dates of ships planned for the Royal Navy.

Answered on

13 December 2021

Two nations have committed to building frigates based on the Type 26 design; Australia and Canada. Both nations will design and build their own variants of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship at their national shipyards in Adelaide and Halifax respectively.

We do not comment on unit pricing for reasons of commercial sensitivity. There will be no impact on in-service dates for the Royal Navy Type 26 frigates.