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Introducing the Type 26

(Image courtesy Royal Navy)

(Image courtesy Royal Navy)

Maybe the Pentagon should order up some of these:

New images and video of what the Type 26 “Global Combat Ship” will look like have gone on show at London today.

This highly capable and versatile multi mission warship is being designed to support anti-submarine warfare, air defence and general purpose operations and will build on the legacy of its Type 23 forerunners.

Addressing the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition, the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas spoke of the future and innovation within the Royal Navy.

He described the Type 26 as forming “the backbone of the Royal Navy, with a design that has the potential to meet the operational needs of a number of major navies around the world.”

If she fights just half as good as she looks…