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

Welcome to Scotstoun, HMS Glasgow! Having successfully entered the water last night, HMS Glasgow is now safely at our shipyard in Scotstoun, Glasgow, where we’ll complete her outfit before starting test and commissioning. @RoyalNavy @DefenceHQ

HMS Glasgow is in the water! Seeing the First of Class Type 26 in the water for the very first time is an amazing sight and a brilliant moment for everyone across the Type 26 programme who’s worked so hard to reach this milestone. @RoyalNavy @DefenceHQ

Helping incredible people make incredible things happen makes us really proud. This courageous team of ex-servicemen are retracing the WWII Cockleshell Heroes to raise money for @theRMcharity @PoppyLegion @HelpforHeroes Best of luck!

#HMSGlasgow spent St Andrew's Day transiting the River Clyde for the first time. The first of the Type 26 frigates will ultimately be delivered to Scotstoun after completing the first stage of her construction at Govan shipyard. Today she passed the Titan Crane and Erskine Bridge

HMS Glasgow is on the move! She is now heading down river to enter the water for the first time before returning to Glasgow to our Scotstoun yard for further outfitting and test and commissioning. A momentous occasion for this First of Class Type 26.

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Kris Jones
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