What big changes are coming to the Royal Navy by 2030?
James Heappey, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, answered that question in a recent statement.
“In 2030, the Royal Navy will maintain its primary outputs of Homeland Defence, Carrier Strike, Littoral Strike and Persistent Engagement with more advanced capabilities, as part of Integrated Force 30.
By this point, the transition from Vanguard to Dreadnought will be moving at pace, maintaining the nation’s ultimate safeguard, while the Multi Role Ocean Surveillance programme will be monitoring and protecting our Critical National Infrastructure at sea.
UK Carrier Strike will have reached Full Operating Capability, providing our conventional deterrent.
All five Type 31 frigates will have been delivered and will be forward deployed around the world. The first batch of Type 26 frigates will be on operations, protecting our aircraft carriers and the nuclear deterrent, and the transition from crewed to autonomous minehunting through the Mine Hunting Capability programme will also be well advanced.
The UK’s Commando Forces will have been persistently engaged for over five years by this point, engaging with our allies and partners every day, while being ready to respond to crisis.”
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