Designed to deter aggression and maintain the security of the UK’s interests, the Type 31 frigates will deliver a warship presence across the globe.
Inspiration Class frigate
A new breed of frigate
Latest combat systems
About the crew
Made for every mission scenario
Providing sea and air support
Boat bays have been incorporated into the Inspiration Class frigates to launch and recover three PAC-24 boats. These can then be used to support boarding operations, anti-narcotics and piracy missions, as well as rendering assistance to other maritime craft.
A flight deck at the stern of the Inspiration Class frigates will also provide capability to operate with a Merlin or Wildcat helicopter.
Purpose built for adaptability
Flexible and adaptable by design, the Type 31 general purpose frigate will undertake missions such as interception and disruption of those using the sea for unlawful purposes, intelligence gathering, defence engagement and providing humanitarian support.
Each Inspiration Class ship contains 119 square-metres of mission space. This can accommodate up to six 20-foot ISO containers, enabling the frigate to change or enhance it’s capabilities to suit the mission.