AEI Cables will provide cable and wiring for power, lighting and data communications circuits to shipbuilder BAE Systems for the Type 26 Frigate with 400km of cable being supplied for the first order.
Working with prime contractor BAE Systems, AEI Cables will supply cable and wiring for the power, lighting and data communications circuits to the vessels.
The Type 26 will replace the Type 23 frigates as a versatile multi-mission warship designed to support anti-submarine warfare, air defence, humanitarian assistance and general operations anywhere in the world.
Stuart Dover, commercial manager for AEI Cables, said:
“Supplying cables of this kind for such complex requirements means there can be no compromise in their quality and functionality. We’re proud to be supplying our products to BAE Systems for such an important programme.”
AEI Cables is already a supplier of defence cables and wiring product for the Royal Navy including the Queen Elizabeth class carriers.