Commenting on today’s announcement from Defence Secretary Ben Wallace that the Fleet Solid Support warships will be made by British-led teams, ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:

“The UK has a global reputation for excellence in naval shipbuilding and today’s announcement will come as welcome news to those working in the sector. 

“The national shipbuilding strategy recognised our sector as technologically advanced and highly innovative. Confirmation the Fleet Solid Support warships will be built by a British-led team is fantastic news for our industry.

“The Fleet Solid Support warship contract will create and sustain high-value jobs, boosting national prosperity and the economic recovery.”