The UK Ministry of Defence released footage showing the basic specification of Battleship Global Type 26 (T26 GCS), a milestone in the development of this program that will support thousands of jobs in the construction industry vessels.
Scheduled to enter service after 2020, the new ship will be used with multiple jobs worldwide by the Royal Navy in combat operations and anti-piracy as well as humanitarian aid missions.
Since 2010, the MoD is working with BAE Systems, to determine the ship's basic functions and design of your baseline. Now, with the endorsed program, you can move on to a new stage of the evaluation phase, when will study the detailed specifications of the ship.
Displacing about 5,400 tonnes, the T26 GCS will have around 148 m in length (the equivalent of approximately 15 buses), will be one of the most advanced of the British fleet and should include:
Vertical silos missiles, capable of accommodating various different types of weapons;
A medium-caliber cannon;
A hangar to accommodate a Merlin helicopter or Wildcat, plus a flexible space for aircraft, submarines and surface unmanned, or to other vessels;
The most advanced sensors available in the fleet.
The T26 GCS is one of several projects - including the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth Class - which will see the construction industry of UK vessels provide world class facilities to the Navy.
According to the Minister of Equipment, Support and Defence Technology, Peter Luff: "For decades, the Battleship Global Type 26 will form the backbone of the Navy. According to their design, present an adaptability and easy upgrading to react to threats as they evolve. "
"I am pleased to know that the program has received the endorsement of the committee approve investments. The construction of these vessels will generate thousands of skilled jobs throughout the UK, helping to sustain an industry of surface warships, "he added.
According to Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope: "The warship T26 GCS will have multiple jobs and can be used worldwide in joint and multinational operations across a range of warlike activities, including complex combat operations, maritime security operations, and combat piracy, and humanitarian aid operations. The T26 will be able to operate independently for extended periods or as part of a task group and will play a leading role in the defense of this country for many years. "