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UK Government gives go-ahead for two new aircraft carriers

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posted on Jul, 25 2007 @ 07:55 AM
The UK's Secretary of State for Defence, Des Browne, has today announced to Parliament that the government has approved the construction of two new aircraft carriers to replace the Invincible-class aircraft carriers which have been in service since the 1980s.

They are named:

HMS Queen Elizabeth (due in 2014)
HMS Prince of Wales (due 2016)

I'll post up some links when the news sites get onto the story.

EDIT: BBC News Website

[edit on 25/7/07 by Ste2652]

posted on Jul, 25 2007 @ 08:04 AM
Its about time one of the Greastest Navy's too ever sail the sea's got on with a larger Carrier. However I believe the UK would be better served with at least 5 Full sized Carriers to accomodate more aircraft and types.
It would also be nice to see the existing Carriers updated and used as supplementals.
Two is a good start though.
Heres the Naval-Technology info page. And Impressive I must say.

[edit on 25-7-2007 by VType]

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