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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), DCNS, General Electric, Imtech, MBDA (Sea Ceptor air defense system), 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 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 22 news between
15 Jul 2008 and 4 Nov 2016
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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
Wednesday, May 11, 2016Rolls-Royce Signs MTU diesel Genset Supply Contract for Type 26 Global Combat Ship
Tuesday, March 22, 2016UK Government Awards Additional Contract for Royal Navy's Type 26 Frigate Development
Wednesday, August 5, 2015Rolls-Royce MT30 Gas Turbine to Power First Three Type 26 Frigates
BAE Systems Awards Type 26 Equipment Manufacturing Contracts
Friday, February 20, 2015UK Awards Contract for Type 26 Global Combat Ship Program
Tuesday, June 3, 2014BAE Systems Announces New Type 26 Contractors
Wednesday, September 11, 2013BAE Systems Awards First Equipment Design Contracts for Type 26 Warships

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 81
Cannons & Gear
Mk 41 Strike Lengthx24
Defensive Weapons
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Sea Ceptorx1
Sensor Systems

Type 26 Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
#1 -2022-
#2 -2024-
#3 -2025-
#4 -2026-
#5 -2027-
#6 -2028-
#7 -2029-
#8 -2030-

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