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Anglo-Spanish industry team grabs Royal Navy contract


An Anglo-Spanish industry team has won a contract to build logistics ships for the UK´s Royal Navy

Belfast, Northern Ireland-based shipbuilder Harland and Wolff, top British warship designer BMT and Spain’s Navantia, together known as Team Resolute, have been announced as winners of a competition to build three large support vessels.

Called Fleet Solid Support ships, construction of the first of the vessels in the £1.6 billion ($1.9 billion) program is scheduled to get underway in 2025, with all three vessels operational by 2032.

Measuring 216 meters in length, the ships will be operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, the Royal Navy’s support arm, providing munitions, stores, and provisions to two new aircraft carriers, destroyers, and frigates deployed at sea.

Team Resolute has said it will invest over £70 million in shipyard infrastructure, making the Harland and Wolff shipyard competitive for future domestic and export orders.

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