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<tr style="vertical-align:top;"> <th colspan="2" height="30pt" {{#invoke:Data|Module:WPMILHIST Infobox style|header_bar}}>Class overview</th> </tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Name:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|Type 26}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Builders:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Operators:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list| Royal Navy}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Preceded by:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|Type 23 frigate}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Cost:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|2010 est. £250M to £350M per ship<ref>Shipbuilding in Scotland - Scottish Affairs Committee (House of Commons), publications.parliament.uk, retrieved 9 April 2015</ref>}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Built:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|Starting 2016<ref name=Fallon20150223>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation
CitationClass=web

}}</ref>}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>In service:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|Starting 2022<ref name=DN20140929>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

CitationClass=news

}}</ref>}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Planned:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|13 (Current planning assumption)<ref name="Gabriele">Re Type 26 Global Combat Ship, parliament.uk, October 2014</ref>}}</td></tr>

The Global Combat Ship (GCS) also known as the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, or simply Type 26 frigate, is a ship design and construction programme of the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom, to replace the thirteen Type 23 frigates of the Royal Navy and for export.

The programme started in 1998, named "Future Surface Combatant (FSC)". In March 2010 BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships was awarded a four-year contract to develop the Type 26 Global Combat Ship.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The design passed Main Gate 1,<ref name=WT201105>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> with Demonstration Phase starting 1 April 2015,<ref name=Fallon20150223 /> with manufacturing planned to begin in 2016<ref name=Fallon20150223 /> and the first Type 26 to be delivered in 2022.<ref name=Fallon20150223 />


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<tr style="vertical-align:top;"> <th colspan="2" height="30pt" {{#invoke:Data|Module:WPMILHIST Infobox style|header_bar}}>Class overview</th> </tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Name:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|Type 26}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Builders:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Operators:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list| Royal Navy}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Preceded by:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|Type 23 frigate}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Cost:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|2010 est. £250M to £350M per ship<ref>Shipbuilding in Scotland - Scottish Affairs Committee (House of Commons), publications.parliament.uk, retrieved 9 April 2015</ref>}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Built:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|Starting 2016<ref name=Fallon20150223>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation
CitationClass=web

}}</ref>}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>In service:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|Starting 2022<ref name=DN20140929>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

CitationClass=news

}}</ref>}}</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Planned:</td><td> {{#invoke:WPSHIPS utilities|unbulleted_list|13 (Current planning assumption)<ref name="Gabriele">Re Type 26 Global Combat Ship, parliament.uk, October 2014</ref>}}</td></tr>

The Global Combat Ship (GCS) also known as the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, or simply Type 26 frigate, is a ship design and construction programme of the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom, to replace the thirteen Type 23 frigates of the Royal Navy and for export.

The programme started in 1998, named "Future Surface Combatant (FSC)". In March 2010 BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships was awarded a four-year contract to develop the Type 26 Global Combat Ship.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The design passed Main Gate 1,<ref name=WT201105>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> with Demonstration Phase starting 1 April 2015,<ref name=Fallon20150223 /> with manufacturing planned to begin in 2016<ref name=Fallon20150223 /> and the first Type 26 to be delivered in 2022.<ref name=Fallon20150223 />


Global Combat Ship sections
Intro  Development  Characteristics  Ships of the class  See also  References  External links  

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