£20 million contract for new Royal Navy OPVs
It was announced in November last year that MOD would purchase the ships which will be built, subject to approval, by BAE Systems.
Today, 12 March, during a visit to the company’s shipyards on the Clyde in Scotland, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Philip Dunne announced that MOD has committed £20 million to the programme.
The contract will enable BAE Systems to begin work on parts such as the engines and gearboxes, which require a longer time to make and...
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