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Whippendell Marine Awarded Helicopter Starting and Servicing Equipment System Contract for Type 31 Programme by Babcock International Group

April 2021

Whippendell Marine is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract to supply the Helicopter Starting and Servicing Equipment System for the first batch of five Type 31 Frigates, by Babcock International Group. 

The award of this contract confirms Whippendell Marine as the key supplier of these systems to the UK Royal Navy surface fleet and support vessels. It will provide a system built on common technology across the majority of the fleet, including the Type 45 Destroyer, Type 23 Frigate, Tide Class Fleet Tanker and Type 26 Global Combat Ship. This will drive efficiencies through reduced spares holding and reduced operator and maintainer training.  

Whippendell Marine specialises in electrical solutions for the most demanding environments and is a world leader in the provision of aircraft ground power support systems for naval aircraft.  We have equipment in service with several international navies and onboard all UK Royal Navy Surface Ships and Submarines.