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Britain plans a new class of Navy frigate

Britain plans a new class of Navy frigate

Business
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Britain's Ministry of Defense and Royal Navy have launched plans to obtain a new frigate to replace Type 23 frigates now in service.The project was announced Thursday by Minister for Defense Procurement Harriett Baldwin and came on the heels of the ministry's announcement of a new shipbuilding strategy."A day after we launched the National Shipbuilding Strategy, we are taking our first major step towards realizing it by launching the Type 31e program," Baldwin said in a press release."It will take the very best of British engineering, innovation and drive to achieve it and, as a nation, we have shown time and time again that we have what it takes to deliver. This program will re-energize a world-leading, vibrant and competitive British shipbuilding industry."Type 31e friga...
Farah wins final track race in Britain – report & highlights

Farah wins final track race in Britain – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device British distance great Mo Farah sprinted clear to win the 3000m at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting in his final track meeting on home soil.The 34-year-old, who is switching to road racing in 2018, came home in seven minutes 38.64 seconds."This is it. All I dreamed of as a youngster was running for Britain," said the double Olympic champion. Elsewhere, Britain's Dina Asher-Smith came fifth in a 100m race won by Olympic champion Elaine Thompson.Relive Farah's final track race in BritainFarah took his sixth World Championship gold in London earlier this month - to go with two silvers - and also has four Olympic titles.Neither his narrow failure to complete another 5,000m and 10,000m world...