First in class Type 26 Frigate HMS Glasgow recently hit two big milestones with the warships funnel and composite mast successfully lifted into place, say BAE Systems.
The firm tweeted:
“First in Class, Type 26 HMS Glasgow hit two big milestones this week in our UK shipyard with her funnel and composite mast successfully lifted into place, changing the city skyline once again.”
First in Class, Type 26 HMS Glasgow hit two big milestones this week in our UK shipyard with her funnel and composite mast successfully lifted into place, changing the city skyline once again 🚢👏#Type26 #GlobalCombatShip #Teamwork pic.twitter.com/vlaxTO3hKh
— BAE Systems Maritime (@BAES_Maritime) September 10, 2021
Last year, Umoe Mandal was awarded a contract for three shipsets of composite mast and SCOT Sponsons structures for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Frigates, designed and manufactured by BAE Systems. The Type 26 represents the future backbone of the Royal Navy and eight of the class are planned, starting with HMS Glasgow. The eight ships will replace the eight dedicated anti-submarine Type 23 frigates which will reach the end of their active lives by the mid 2030s.
When will the ship be ready?
A National Audit Office report entitled ‘Improving the performance of major equipment contracts‘ has shed some light on major projects, including the Type 26 Frigate.
The NAO claim it sought to identify the causes, and explain the consequences, of cost overruns and schedule delays in the contracts for some of the most significant equipment programmes and to examine how the Ministry of Defence and industry teams are working to improve delivery.
You can read more below.