Leviton Selected to Supply Cables for New Type 26 Frigates
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Leviton have announced that is has secured a supply contract with BAE Systems to provide cabling for Batch 1 Type 26 frigates. The Brand-Rex High Performance Cables will support a variety of communication, power, and mission-critical systems onboard the vessels. Leviton has already delivered approximately 490 kilometres of cable for the first order from BAE Systems for the Type 26 frigates.
“Leviton is proud to partner with BAE Systems on this prestigious project,” said Marc Pawson, Sales Manager for Leviton. “We are excited to provide British-made cables and bring our expertise with complex cabling requirements that must meet high-specification demands.”
The Type 26 frigate will replace existing Type 23 frigates as a versatile multi-mission warship designed to support anti-submarine warfare, air defence, humanitarian aid and disaster relief work. At 150 meters long, the frigates accommodate up to 208 crew members and employ modular design and open systems architecture to handle technology upgrades in the future.
Leviton is an approved supplier of copper and fibre optic cables for military and maritime applications, offering custom cables and hybrid constructions with high performance insulating and outer materials optimized for military systems and infrastructure. The Brand-Rex High Performance Cables are manufactured to world-class British Naval standards at Leviton’s factory in Leigh, England.
Leviton also manufactures specialty cabling for other extreme environments, including rail, automotive, industrial, and aerospace applications. These solutions all carry the Brand-Rex brand, a trusted name in high performance cabling for more than 45 years.
Learn more about Leviton’s cable solutions for defence and marine applications.