30FFM: Japan’s Next Generation Frigate Taking Shape at Two Shipyards

Whilst UK MOD dithers over T31e frigate contracts and HMG struggle to fund five the Japanese MOD and industry just gets on with it. In 2017 the Japanese Government decided to increase the tempo of its warship building programme to combat Chinese activity. Three years later the first 2 (of 22) new 5500 ton multi-purpose frigates are taking shape.