Fleet Solid Support Ships

One of the outcomes of the Government's Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) in 2010 was the removal of the requirement for concurrent, geographically displaced Carrier Strike and Littoral Manoeuvre task groups. The MOD response was to merge the Fleet Solid Support Ship and the Combat Support Ship Auxiliary into a single class. The NDP Team was tasked to produce a series of designs based on the post-SDSR direction to assess the technical feasibility and cost implications of this requirement change.