Commenting on the Type 26 Frigate announcement, Andy Collier, Director of NDI, said:
“This is a welcome announcement for the defence sector that will safeguard high skill, high value jobs in a key part of manufacturing. As the latest in a line of major projects announced by the government, it is now essential that British companies well beyond the major OEM in the supply chain are given every opportunity to compete as part of the programme.”
NDI is a division of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation. It represents, and provides services for companies in the UK defence, space, aerospace and security sectors.Its aim is to raise the profile of member businesses and ensure they receive fair access to contracts in the defence, aerospace and emerging space and security sectors. It encourages members to communicate and collaborate, proactively identifying complementary services and opportunities to joint venture, building relationships throughout the UK and beyond to deliver a comprehensive, disciplined and capable supply network.