Five Shipsets for Current Construction Programme
Visual surveillance specialist Imenco UK is to provide CCTV systems for five new Royal Navy Type 31 frigates currently under construction by Babcock in Rosyth, Scotland, the company announced on 5 May.
“This is a major contract win for Imenco in the UK. [We are] able to leverage our expertise from similar CCTV systems in service with international navies and apply it to the new Type 31 frigates. The system offers reliable, comprehensive surveillance and security around the ship, whilst also integrating high quality video streams to other key ship systems,” stated David Fleming, Marine & Naval Projects Group Manager.
The Type 31 frigates are part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, which is intended to transform naval shipbuilding in the UK. The frigate, based on Babcock’s ARROWHEAD 140 baseline design, offers a modern, global platform that can be constructed efficiently and at a considerably lower cost than has previously been achievable, while offering a highly capable warship.
The unique, modular design is configurable to meet the needs of both the Royal Navy and navies around the world. For example, the new vessels feature an easily adaptable open architecture combat system, the option of different bridge wing modules and flexible mission bays.