Archive for the ‘UK Royal Navy Projects’ Category

Building The UK’s New Aircraft Carrier

May 20, 2012

The ships are likely to cost £7bn to build and will be handed over to the Royal Navy in 2016 and 2018.
BAE Systems: Building The UK’s New Aircraft Carrier — The Telegraph

It is the second biggest engineering project in the UK behind the Olympics, generates enough energy to power every home in Swindon and has been a topic of political debate for years – the building of Britain’s new aircraft carriers is continuing apace.

“Everyone is really proud to be working on the Royal Navy’s biggest ship,” said Paul Bowsher, project leader for BAE Systems, which employs 1,300 people in Portsmouth on the project.

Mr Bowsher is speaking in the shadow of what is known in the historic dockyard as Lower Block 02, but to the outside world is the front of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier.

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My Comment: A concise summary on the progress in building Britain’s two aircraft carriers.