The Royal Navy’s Type 83 destroyer, which is planned to ultimately replace the Type 45 destroyer, will be in the concept phase in early 2022, UK officials revealed.
Uk’s Minister for Defense Procurement Jeremy Quin confirmed the date after he was asked about the project by a member of the parliament. He said that “on current plans, Navy Command intends to formally commence the concept phase for Type 83 in early 2022 with the assessment phase to follow in due course.”
The information on the assessment was revealed earlier on in the government’s “Defence in a Competitive Age” report. The replacement of the vessels is planned to begin in the late 2030s, according to the report.
So far, a few details have been disclosed about the vessel, however, the project was backed by some of the largest shipbuilding companies such as BAE Systems. In October this year, the company started the delivery of the five-year Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) alongside the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the Royal Navy.
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