Type 26 Frigate Anti-Submarine Warfare and General Purpose Vessels

This project was a concept phase design of the Future Surface Combatant, developing a wide range of design variations to explore the cost capability envelope. Data from the MOD was used to develop algorithms for weight and space and a specially developed concept sizing tool was used to enable balanced designs to be rapidly generated to assess the whole ship implications of capability variations. As part of on going investigations into the size and shape of the future surface fleet, the NDP Team were tasked to design and cost a number of frigate solutions to meet a series of revised capability requirements. The aim was to investigate what would be possible for a substantially reduced unit platform cost.