The Royal Navy Type 26 programme is progressing with news yesterday from BAE on the award of a number of design and development contracts.
Six Design Development Agreements have been awarded covering key areas such as propulsion, ventilation and electrical equipment, as well as combat and navigation systems. The design contracts have been awarded to the following companies:
Babcock for the ship’s Air Weapons Handling System
DCNS for work on the vessel’s propulsion shaftlines
GE Energy Power Conversion for the Electric Propulsion Motor and Drive System
Imtech for the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning System, and the Low Voltage Electrical equipment
Raytheon to develop the Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems
Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions for the ship’s Fixed Firefighting Systems
The latest contract awards build on the first four suppliers to the programme announced in September 2013. Covering propulsion and communications equipment for the ship, the initial Design Development Agreements were awarded to Rolls Royce, MTU, David Brown Gear Systems and Rohde & Schwarz. It is expected that a total of 25 agreements will be placed this year.
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From the earlier batch of contracts