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Global Combat Ship

Global Combat Ship

Type 26 Global Combat Ship Video

 

The Global Combat Ship will be a highly capable and versatile multi-mission warship designed to support anti-submarine warfare, air defence and general purpose operations anywhere on the world’s oceans.

 

With the design and development underpinned by battle proven pedigree of Royal Navy warships, the Global Combat Ship will be capable of undertaking a wide range of roles from high intensity conflict to humanitarian assistance. It will be capable of operating independently or as a key asset within a task group.
 

All variants of will share a common acoustically quiet hull and will take full advantage of modular design and open systems architecture to facilitate through-life support and upgrades as new technology develops. This will ensure the Global Combat Ship remains relevant to future maritime demands and delivers an adaptable design with the ability to accommodate sub-systems to meet individual country needs.
 

Programme
The UK programme to develop the Type 26 Global Combat Ship for the Royal Navy is underway.
A joint team of engineers from BAE Systems and UK Ministry of Defence is working to develop a detailed design and support solution for the ship ready for manufacture. The Type 26 will replace the UK’s Type 23 frigates, with the first set to enter service in the early 2020s and the last remaining in service beyond the middle of the century.
 

Partnerships
BAE Systems has a proven track-record in licencing warship designs and combat systems to international customers and partners, enabling local build which enhances skills and improves in-service support.
The UK has committed to working with prospective international partners through a series of bilateral relationships to learn more about their requirements and ensure these can be met through the Global Combat Ship, with the potential to integrate systems specific to their individual requirements. Sufficient commonality will be retained to create opportunities for sharing training, operational experience and shipbuilding skills, each of which offers enormous value in bringing friendly maritime nations together.
 

Mission capability
Versatility of roles is enabled by the Integrated Mission Bay and Hanger, capable of supporting multiple helicopters, UUVs, boats, mission loads and disaster relief stores. A launcher can be provided for fixed wing UAV operation and the Flight Deck is capable of landing a Chinook helicopter for transport of embarked forces.
 

Principal Weapons and Sensors (UK Type 26)
Artisan 3D radar
Sonar 2087
Sea Ceptor anti-air missiles
Medium calibre gun
 

Propulsion
2 x electric motors
4 high speed diesel generators
Gas turbine direct drive
 

Accommodation
Accommodation, health and recreation services for 118 crew and 72 embarked forces.
 

Main dimensions
Displacement 6000 tonnes
Length 148.5 metres
Maximum beam 20 metres
 

Performance
Top speed 26+ knots
Range 7,000 nautical miles
 

 

Multimedia Tile

  • Brazilian Ocean Patrol Vessel 'Apa' Departs Portsmouth for Rio
  • How the Devonshire Dock Hall could look
  • How the Barrow site central yard could look in the future
  • How the Barrow site central yard could look in the future 2
  • Work Experience Girls Only
  • Fundraising for Future
  • Artisan
  • Artful Naming Ceremony
  • Marce FAQ image
  • The crew on board Araguari at the handover ceremony in Portsmouth Naval Base
  • School children from Glasgow witness the load out of the Aft Island
  • School children from Glasgow witness the load out of the Aft Island
  • Glasgow School children witness a demonstration from the Emergency Response Team at the Aft Island Load Out event
  • The Aft Island of HMS Queen Elizabeth loads out onto the Clyde
  • The Aft Island of HMS Queen Elizabeth loads out onto the Clyde
  • The Aft Island of HMS Queen Elizabeth loads out onto the Clyde
  • Schools Engineering Challenge Final 2013
  • Schools Engineering Challenge Final 2013
  • Schools Engineering Challenge Final 2013
  • Former BAE Systems staff meet on the Cowes site
  • Schools Engineering Challenge 2013
  • Schools Engineering Challenge 2013
  • Brazil OPV 'Araguari' Departs on Sea Trials
  • HMS Duncan arrives in Porstmouth
  • HMS Duncan departs the Clyde on her delivery voyage
  • Employees wave off HMS Duncan on her delivery voyage from the Clyde
  • CB02 Steel Cut
  • HMS Queen Elizabeth bridge sets sail
  • Forward Island is loaded out ahead of departure
  • Forward Island of HMS Queen Elizabeth ahead of departure to Rosyth
  • Forward Island of HMS Queen Elizabeth is weighed ahead of her journey to Rosyth
  • Ring L move Lower Block 03 HMS Prince of Wales
  • Ring L move Lower Block 03 HMS Prince of Wales
  • Astute Boat 4 bridge fin shipping
  • Head of Learning and Development Ted Creighton and World Skills silver winner Jack Ambrose
  • MARCE Wheel
  • Duncan departs for sea trials
  • Lower Block 04 load out at Govan, October 2012
  • Diesel generator installation on Lower Block 02 at Portsmouth, October 2012
  • Lower Block 04 load out at Govan, October 2012
  • Amazonas arrives in Rio
  • Amazonas arrives in Rio
  • Duncan departs on maiden sea trials
  • Type 26 Global Combat Ship
  • Amazonas departs Portsmouth
 

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