Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 30th November 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the differences are there between a Type 31 Frigate and a Type 32 Frigate.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The programme and procurement strategy for Type 32 will be decided following the concept phase, which has not yet been launched.

Further work is required to develop the operational concept however it is envisioned that Type 32 will be a platform for autonomous systems, adding to the Navy's capabilities for missions such as anti-submarine warfare and mine countermeasures.

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