Israel’s Plasan to armor British Type 26 frigates for UK Royal Navy

The company signed a contract with BAE to armor 5 additional ships – 8 in total – worth NIS tens of millions

HMS Glasgow, Type 26 frigate, the first type 26 frigate, under construction at BAE Systems’ Shipyard in 2021. Photo: UK Ministry of Defence

Plasan, an Israeli manufacturer of survivability solutions for land, air and naval platforms for the defense and military market, announced it has signed a contract with BAE Systems for the armoring of Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the UK Royal Navy – Batch 2, worth several tens of million NIS.

The new Batch 2 contract includes composite armour for five Type 26 frigates. Plasan is currently delivering composite armor for the first three frigates as part of the Batch 1 contract. According to the company, the unique installation approach that was demonstrated as part of Batch 1 deliveries will allow simple and cost-effective integration for the entire Type 26 fleet of eight.

The new Type 26  Global Combat Ship’ designed and built by BAE Systems  is the new class selected for the replacement of eight anti-submarine frigates of the Duke class currently in service with the Royal Navy.

The Type 26 will provide increased capability and flexibility through an innovative design that includes a multi role mission bay, large flight deck and hangar that will be able to exploit a range of manned and unmanned systems. There will also be great scope for future development. 

Plassn notes that its leading armor technology, flexibility and innovation is well suited to the Type 26 approach and has helped to secure this important programme.  The quality and production processes within Plasan underpin the confidence that has been shown in selecting Plasan’s solution also for the follow-on orders.

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