||<p>As part of the wider maritime negotiations with the Ministry of Defence in 2013,
BAE Systems took the decision to focus its shipbuilding activities on the Clyde in
Scotland. This decision has secured a sustainable future for the UK shipbuilding industry.
<br><br>There are a number of commercial yards outside Scotland that could be considered
as potential alternatives; however, no assessment of the viability of these shipyards
as a potential focus for complex warship building has been undertaken.</p>