The Type 26 Global Combat Ship will be a world-class anti-submarine warfare ship. Globally deployable, the flexible mission bay, aviation facilities and combat systems ensure it will be capable of undertaking a wide range of roles from high intensity warfare to humanitarian assistance, either operating independently or as part of a task group. 
 
All variants 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.

Type 26

Global Combat Ship capability

Type 26 Global Combat Ship build

Today marks five years since HMS Queen Elizabeth’s first arrival in Portsmouth. Jon Pearson, Director of Warship Support, outlines his pride in the key role BAE Systems has played in the enablement of the nation’s flagship. https://t.co/Y7n6kmTHEF [Image cred: RN Image Library] https://t.co/wzuRHj0eHq

RT @RoyalNavy: HMS Queen Elizabeth marks fifth anniversary of arriving in Portsmouth. Since her arrival, she has travelled the globe on ma…

Fair sailing to you HMS Lancaster! We're proud of the role we've played over the last year in preparing you for your deployment to the Gulf. You can read more about the work we carried out in our recent press release: https://t.co/X2LP4eq8T9 https://t.co/ycYwhOHrdt

Proving there really is #NoWrongPath, our Naval Ships Managing Director Simon Lister started his career in the Royal Navy as a Midshipman after securing a B and an E in his A Levels. Good luck to everyone who received their #SQAresults today. https://t.co/uODlGIlPgd

Congratulations to everyone receiving their #SQAresults today. There really is #NoWrongPath to success. Naval Ships employees like Designer Sara Monaghan prove there are many routes into a great career. Check out our early careers programmes here https://t.co/eSfsKtQLq1 https://t.co/ecRxsYeuIB

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