What is the future of the Royal Navy’s Type 32 frigate?
More details have emerged today about the Royal Navy’s future Type 32 Frigate, with the UK’s Minister for Defence Procurement Jeremy Quin writing that the ships will be a platform for autonomous systems. Type 31 frigate exiting the assembly hall. Image: Babcock.
Will Babcock’s Type 32 frigate launch unmanned systems?
Concept image of Babcock's Arrowhead frigate launching ARCIMS USV. Babcock image. British MP Jeremy Quin, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, shed some fresh light on the future Type 32 frigate of the Royal Navy today, answering a parliamentary question: The Type 32 will serve as mothership for unmanned systems.
Do type 31 frigates have names?
^ "Royal Navy's Type 31 frigates have names; HMS Active recalls her predecessor and Falklands liberation". MercoPress South Atlantic. 19 June 2021.
Would a Type 32 frigate need a stren door?
The indications are, that the propose of the Type 32 frigate proposal, is to deploy UUVs and drones covertly. So this type of vessel would need a stren door, with UUVs stored underneath the flight deck. A stretched T31 maybe useful platform. If we need a mothership then build a mothership.