The Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates are at the forefront of naval innovation, with the first batch of the frigates consisting of three ships already in build, along with the first ship of Batch 2, HMS Birmingham. The second batch of the Type 26 frigates consists of five ships – HMS Birmingham, HMS Sheffield, HMS Newcastle, HMS Edinburgh, and HMS London – and will be equipped with Terma SCANTER 6000 radars. Construction of all eight frigates is expected to be completed by the mid-2030s.
The SCANTER 6000 radar systems, to be supplied by Terma, are renowned for their exceptional performance in naval applications. These radars offer simultaneous detection capabilities for small targets, helicopter guidance, and large and small target detection at various ranges, including close and maximum distances.
The Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates are designed to be versatile, advanced anti-submarine warfare warships and will serve as the replacement for eight of the retiring Type 23 fleet. Terma’s contribution solidifies Terma’s reputation as a key player in delivering cutting-edge defense technology and underscores the company’s commitment to enhancing naval operational effectiveness.
Terma’s track record in delivering advanced technology solutions for navies around the world, including the Danish, American, French, German, and Norwegian navies, underscores the trust placed in the SCANTER 6000 radar system. Its exceptional performance even in adverse weather conditions further enhances the operational capabilities and situational awareness of the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates.
As Terma continues to lead in delivering innovative technology solutions for defense and security forces worldwide, this collaboration not only signifies Terma’s dedication to providing state-of-the-art solutions but also highlights its commitment to fostering international cooperation within the defense industry. Terma is proud to be part of this venture, which promises to significantly bolster the Royal Navy’s capabilities and strengthen defense partnerships.