ARMING THE TYPE 26 FRIGATE WITH LAND ATTACK MISSILES “CURRENTLY BEING CONSIDERED”

Source: UK Defence Journal

By George Allison

Options are currently being considered for arming the Type 26 Frigate with land attack missiles. Nicholas Soames, Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex, asked:

“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to introduce Tomahawk Land Attack Missile capability to the surface fleet.”

Stuart Andrew, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, responded:

“Type 26 Frigates are being equipped with the Mk41 Strike Length Vertical Launch System which would be compatible with Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles. A range of candidate solutions are currently being considered in the Concept Phase to fulfil this capability requirement, but in the meantime United Kingdom maritime land attack capability remains ably provided by submarines.”

Read more at: https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/arming-the-type-26-frigate-with-land-attack-missiles-currently-being-considered/

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