Type 31 Frigates

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 4 March 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Labour, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Type 31e frigates which are due to be built will form part of the carrier strike.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Type 31e Frigates will be tailored toward maritime security and defence engagement, including the Fleet Ready Escort role at home, our commitments in the South Atlantic, the Caribbean and the Gulf, and to NATO. These ships will fulfil routine tasks to free up the more complex Type 45 Destroyers and Type 26 Frigates for their specialist combat roles in support of the strategic nuclear deterrent and as part of the carrier strike group.

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