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The Type 83s could be in service by the late 2030s (Picture: Crown Copyright).
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Type 83: Timeframe for next phase of destroyer project revealed

The Type 83 destroyer has been listed as part of a UK shipbuilding overhaul and is expected to replace the Type 45s.

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The Type 83s could be in service by the late 2030s (Picture: Crown Copyright).

The Royal Navy's Type 83 destroyer project, the replacement for the Type 45, will enter the concept phase early next year.

Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin was responding to being asked when the concept and assessment phase for the Type 83 destroyer would formally begin.

"On current plans, Navy Command intends to formally commence the concept phase for Type 83 in early 2022 with the assessment phase to follow in due course," Mr Quin stated.

In March, Mr Quin had anticipated the initial timeframe for the Type 83 programme to "begin in the next few years with the assessment phases following".