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Type 26  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2022
Total Production: 8
Also Known As: FSC, Future Surface Combatant and Global Combat Ship
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: Babcock, BAE Systems*, David Brown Gear Systems (propulsion system), General Electric, Imtech, MBDA (Sea Ceptor air defense system), Naval Group, Raytheon, Rohde & Schwarz (communications), Rolls-Royce (MT30 gas turbine), Tognum America (diesel engines) and Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Type 26
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2022
Total Production: 8
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Description: The Future Surface Combatant (FSC) is a United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defense (MoD) initiative aimed to procure a versatile and affordable replacement for existing Royal Navy's Type 22 and Type 23 frigates into the next decade. The FSC ship is still in the conceptual design stage with two hull designs being considered: monohull and trimaran hull. The Type 26 Global Combat Ship will incorporate a new propulsion system combining four MTU diesel electric propulsion motors to power the entire ship and a Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbine.

According to Royal Navy sources, the monohull FSC design would be a shortened derivative of Type 45 destroyers while trimaran FSC would be an entirely new and revolutionary design taking additional benefits due to a greater stability in rougher sea states. In March 2010, the FSC program was officially named Type 26 by the Royal Navy. According to currently deployed Type 22 and Type 23 vessels, the Type 26 vessels to be procured by the United Kingdom could be as high as 13 following Type 22 frigates withdrawal from service in early 2011. In 2015 the UK MoD committed to buy eight Type 26 ships.

Type 26 Applications

Fighting Ships CSC Hunter

Type 26 Specifications

Length: 148 meter (486 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Service Life: 30 year
Full Displacement: 5,400 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Type 26 News

There are 29 news between
15 Jul 2008 and 26 Oct 2018
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Friday, October 26, 2018Canada Selects Type 26 Global Combat Ship for its Surface Combatant Program
Thursday, May 24, 2018UK Sea Ceptor Air Defense System Enters Service with Type 23 Frigate
Wednesday, February 21, 2018Rolls Royce to Supply Propellers for Type 26 Global Combat Ship
Wednesday, September 6, 2017United Kingdom Launches Type 31e Frigate
Monday, September 4, 2017Royal Navy Successfully Completes First Test Firing of Sea Ceptor Surface-to-Air Missile System
Wednesday, July 12, 2017Royal Navy Type 26 Frigates to Get S2087 Variable Depth Sonar
Monday, July 3, 2017UK MoD Awards Contract for First Three Type 26 Frigates
Friday, November 4, 2016UK MoD Awards Contract for Type 26 Class Frigate's Sea Ceptor Air Defense System Development
Thursday, July 28, 2016UK MoD Awards Contract for new Gun System on Type 26 Global Combat Ship
BAE Systems Awarded Contract for UK Type 26 Gun System

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 81
Cannons & Gear
Mk 41 Strike Lengthx6
Defensive Weapons
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Sea Ceptorx1
Sensor Systems
Sonar 2087x1
Sonar 2150x1

Type 26 Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
HMS Glasgow-2022-
HMS Belfast-2024-
HMS Cardiff-2025-
HMS Sheffield-2026-
#5 -2027-
#6 -2028-
#7 -2029-
#8 -2030-

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