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Restoring the Fleet: Naval Procurement and the National Shipbuilding Strategy Contents

Contents

Terms of Reference

Summary

1 Introduction

Our inquiry

The capacity of the Royal Navy and the current global threats

2 National Shipbuilding Strategy

Introduction

Workforce and Training

3 Type 26 Global Combat Ship

Introduction

The Type 26 Programme

Financial constraints

Costs of further delay

Transfer of equipment

Extending the service life of the Type 23 frigates

Offshore Patrol Vessels

4 General Purpose Frigate

Introduction

Design and capabilities

Potential for export

5 Type 45 Destroyer

Introduction

The Engine and the WR21 component

Engine Testing

Working in high ambient temperatures

The refit programme

Cost of the refit

6 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: Numbers of ships in the surface fleet

Appendix 2: Naval Strengths

Appendix 3: Standing commitments for the Royal Navy

Formal Minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament





17 November 2016