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BAE Systems confirms first steel cut for Type 26 Global Combat Ships

The first steel cut for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ships will take place in Glasgow in summer 2017, subject to final contract negotiations with the Ministry of Defence. The UK government committed to eight advanced anti-submarine warfare ships in its 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) and has to date invested […]

Plans firm up for the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates

Sea change: The Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates will build on the legacy of its Type 23 forerunners. Royal Navy frigates are designed to fight wars but more normally fulfil peacetime roles that involve policing the seas and helping with the provision of humanitarian relief. A notable example of the frigate’s utility can be […]

BAE Systems and MoD sign £859m Type 26 contract

BAE Systems has signed a contract worth £859m with the Ministry of Defence to continue with the progression of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship. Designed to replace the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate, the Type 26 will fulfil a number joint and multinational operations including warfare, counter-piracy, humanitarian and disaster relief operations. According to […]

Portsmouth shipbuilding ends as BAE Systems cuts marine division

A total of 1,775 BAE Systems staff are to lose their jobs following a decision by the company to restructure its maritime division. BAE’s Portsmouth facility will shed 940 staff and cease shipbuilding in 2014. A further 835 positions are being cut over the next three years at Filton, Glasgow and Rosyth. BAE anticipates a […]

Designing the Type 26 frigate

The Royal Navy is going through one of the most tumultuous periods in its entire illustrious, five-century existence. It’s a time of conflicting emotions as the old flagship, Ark Royal, is sent into history before its time, according to some commentators while new Type 45 destroyers take their first trip down the Clyde and into […]

Sea Change: life as a graduate naval architect for BAE Systems

Adam Gibbard, 25, is a graduate naval architect at BAE Systems’ Maritime Services division in Portsmouth, currently undertaking a series of six-month placements as part of a two-year graduate scheme. For his third placement, Adam became the first graduate to undertake a secondment with Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), the team set up by the four-time Olympic gold medallist […]

2015 – The year in engineering

As 2015 draws to a close, The Engineer takes a look back at some of the biggest engineering stories of the year, from Crossrail and Bloodhound, to Hinkley Point and Tim Peake’s space adventure. The year started in much the same way as it is now ending: with controversy over fracking. In January, a bill […]