Defence secretary Gavin Williamson says MoD will convert ferries into warships - News Summed Up

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson says MoD will convert ferries into warships


Gavin Williamson has revealed plans to convert ferries into warships and spend £7 million on drones HENRY NICHOLLS/REUTERSThe Ministry of Defence is to procure two civilian passenger ferries or cargo vessels and convert them into warships, the defence secretary has announced. Gavin Williamson also revealed today that he would buy off-the-shelf drones to create swarm fleets that can interact with the military’s highly sophisticated F-35 multirole stealth fighter jets. The budget assets will be the first items bought from his department’s multimillion-pound transformation fund that aims to modernise the armed forces. Two new vessels will be bought or procured under lease-hire to form the new strike-ship concept, which is set to cost tens of millions of pounds and is due to enter service within the next few years. The MoD will scout for ferries and container ships to find a pair of…


Source: The Times February 11, 2019 12:07 UTC



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