Dispute threatens to capsize £4bn Clyde warship deal

Computer graphic of the new type 26 Global Combat Ship. Image : BAe systems
Computer graphic of the new type 26 Global Combat Ship. Image : BAe systems

 

A multi-billion pound deal to build a new generation of Royal Navy combat ships on the Clyde has hit stormy waters.

Shipbuilders at Scotstoun and Govan yards are poised to begin work on 13 Type 26 frigates but the £4bn deal is mired in delays because of a dispute over costs between the Ministry of Defence and the contractor, BAE Systems.

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