The UK royal navy has formally commissioned its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.
HMS Queen Elizabeth has been commissioned by Her Majesty the Queen at its home base of Portsmouth Thursday.
The 65,000 tonne carrier is the biggest and most advanced warship to have ever been built by the Royal Navy and can accommodate up to 1,600 personnel, which would include a full air crew, but also provides space for embarked personnel such as Royal Marines.
The warship’s construction began in 2004 along with its sister ship HMS Prince of Wales costing £6billion. Shipyards in six cities across the UK have constructed sections of the aircraft carriers and while many parts of the carrier arrived in Rosyth by road, the major sections needed to be transported by barge around the coast of the UK.
HMS Prince of Wales, is in the final phases of construction in Rosyth Dockyard and is expected to be floated out of its giant dock next spring.
HMS Medway which was christened last Friday in Glasgow as a Royal Navy Ship will shortly embark on sea trials where she will be put through her paces in the open waters off the coast of Scotland. With a crew of 58 HMS Medway is expected to enter service with the Royal Navy in 2019
BAE Systems and Tods Defence announced today the awarding of the Design and Manufacture contract of the Bow Sonar Dome for the Type 26 class Frigate being built for the UK Royal Navy. The contract award has been made following a rigorous design and assessment phase which was carried out in partnership between BAE Systems, Tods Defence and the Ministry of Defence (MOD), the companies said in a statement Thursday
UK Navy has received four new full-size replicas of the F-35 Lightning II jets to enable them to train for operations on the nation's future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier. The replicas are being moved around the tarmac at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose in Cornwall, England, as flight deck teams receive training on working with the fighter jets,
UKs £1billion HMS Dragon destroyer has been damaged in a blaze caused by a spark inside its machinery area while it was in the Portsmouth Naval base. The crew rushed immediately to extinguish the fire before it swept through the Type 45 destroyer,
Kelvin Hughes will be supplying SharpEye radar systems for the two latest Batch 2 ships, HMS Tamar and HMS Spey. Each ship will be equipped with a SharpEye I-Band radar for helicopter control and navigation as well as an E/F-Band SharpEye radar for navigation and collision avoidance, the company announced today
The UK Royal Navy has taken delivery of its 14th F-35B lightning II fighter aircraft set to operate from HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. Operated jointly by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, the F-35 Lightning jets will be able to operate on land or embarked on the UKs new aircraft carriers, the Navy said in a statement Monday
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