09 July 2012

UK In Action: Carrier Through Portsmouth

A computer generated image (CGI) of one of the two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers soon to be built, passing Round Tower and out of the Naval Dockyard at Portsmouth, Hampshire. The construction of the Armed Forces’ new aircraft carriers pressed forward in July 2009, as Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal performed the steel cutting for the first of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers at BVT Surface Fleet’s shipyard in Govan, Glasgow. The ceremony marked the start of the manufacture of the Royal Navy’s largest ever warships. Together with the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft and the brand new Type 45 destroyers, they will form the cornerstone of Britain’s future ability to jointly project air power worldwide from land or sea at a time and place of UK’s choosing. The future aircraft carriers, to be named HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES, will be the biggest and most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UK. They will provide our forces with world-class capabilities, supporting peace-keeping, conflict prevention and our strategic operational priorities. They will be a highly versatile and potent joint defence asset, able to meet the widest range of tasks.

img from UK MoD

By: Widow 6-7

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