Type 26 Global Combat Ship - Royal Navy

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  1. Blackwater

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    The overall displacement seems a bit less

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    The U.K.’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has unveiled its new multi-mission warship - the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS). Due to replace the thirteen Type 23 frigates in Britain’s Royal Navy when it enters service in after 2020, the T26 GCS has been in development by the MOD and BAE Systems since 2010 and is intended for use in combat and counter-piracy operations as well as supporting humanitarian and disaster relief work around the world.

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    Images released by the MOD this week show the basic specification of the ship, which has a displacement of around 5,400 metric tons (5,314 l-ton) and will be around 148 m (485.5 ft) long. These specifications were pared down from the original working baseline of a vessel length of 141 m (462.5 ft) and displacement of 6,850 metric tons (6,742 l-ton) in an effort to reduce costs from £500 million (US$786 million) to £250-350 million ($393-550 million) per ship.[/QUOTE]
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    Designed to be one of the most advanced vessels in the Royal Navy fleet, the T26 GCS is expected to feature vertical missile silos capable of housing a range of different weapons, a medium-caliber gun, a hanger to accommodate a Merlin or Wildcat helicopter, a flexible mission space for unmanned air, surface and underwater vehicles or additional boats, and the most advanced sensors in the fleet.[/QUOTE]

    Royal Navy’s T26 GCS next-gen warship unveiled
     
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    Images of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS)

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    So... its a frigate?

    Sad how the RN has to resort to fancy names like 'Global Combat Ship' to mask its ever-decreasing potency and relevance.
     
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    The real question is what the budget is going to allow. BAE delays and cost overruns double the original price. UK economy is in double dip recession. Running a Greek style deficit must be eliminated and MoD spending will be greatly reduced. It hasn't been yet with flat line spending.
     
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    The ship is in a similar weight class as Shivalik class. What's better is there is a lot of automation on the GCS compared to Shivalik. The crew complement on Shivalik is a lot more than that of GCS. It would be prudent to say the P-17A would be an equivalent to the GCS.

    Eventually the GCS won't be as good as the P-17A as the British want a cheap ship.
     
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    Indeed. Why the 'Global' bit. Sounds like a multinational corporation trying to big itself up. The range is not global without resuply of feul.
     
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    Well, one things for sure, the number will be less than thirteen - the current number of Type 23s they are about to replace.

    BBC News - MoD reveals design of Royal Navy future warships

    These will be complemented by six type 45 destroyers - although I am not sure these can be classed as 'destroyers' as they are air defence ships and hence cannot 'destroy' other ships, or attack land based targets.
     
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    Global as in a lot of other countries are interested in the ship too.

    UK hardsells the Eurofighter - Times Of India
    Of course, it doesn't mean India could be interested. It is their opinion, not ours.

    This ship is modular in construction but the ship's aren't fully multirole like Indian frigates. They are all role specific like the FREMM.
     
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    Ahh I see. There is a reference in Wiki to Global sales. Although it seems like only Brazil and Australia have expressed serious interest. No mention of India.

    Global Combat Ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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