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  • 11 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The aft island, the final section of the UK’s second aircraft carrier took to the sea yesterday, December 10. The control tower of the ship is being transferred to Babcock’s dockyard in Rosyth, Scotland. The 750-tonne section, which will control aircraft operations on HMS Prince of Wales, left BAE Systems’ shipyard in Glasgow for the […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy hosted a “multi-national fleet synthetic training group command exercise” recently at HMS Collingwood with the aim of preparing to work as part of a battlegroup with the country’s new aircraft carriers. Personnel from five Royal Navy ships took part in the latest validation exercise run by the US Navy and joined by French, […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Industry news

    BAE Systems, together with Thales UK, Babcock and the UK Ministry of Defence (the Aircraft Carrier Alliance) has ventured on a major endeavor with the construction of the biggest aircraft carrier ever to be built in Britain, HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is the first unit from the Queen Elizabeth Class of aircraft carriers. This challenging […]

  • 22 June 2017

    The UK defense ministry announced it has awarded a £135million contract for the construction of a new hangar for its F-35B aircraft. The hangar will be located at RAF Marham and will house 12 of the new fast jet aircraft which will deploy from there to the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. It will improve existing facilities, including resurfacing […]

  • 24 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Engineering services company Babcock International announced on Wednesday that its Marine Training business signed a 36-month contract extension with the Royal Navy. The company also noted that the maritime training business is expanding to a new facility in Hampshire. The recently awarded Future Training Unit (FTU) contract extension starts in October 2018 and will principally […]

  • 14 July 2011
    Industry news

        Portsmouth, United Kingdom: Construction on the forward island structure for the first Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier began today at BAE Systems’ facility in Portsmouth Naval Base. Employees and guests watched as Second Sea Lord and Commander in Chief Naval Home Command, Vice Admiral Charles Montgomery CBE ADC cut the first steel, formally […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    A huge section of hull for HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, has today begun its delivery voyage from HM Naval Base Portsmouth – the future home of the Queen Elizabeth Class.   Mick Ord, Managing Director at BAE Systems Naval Ships, said: “This is a significant milestone for the […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Facilities in charge of providing the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers with power while they are in port have recently been fitted with a new frequency converter. When at their home port, HMNB Portsmouth, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will be supplied with electricity through a new substation which has been […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Works on the jetty that will welcome the Royal Navy’s largest ships ever built, the two Queen Elizabeth-class carriers, has been completed, the UK ministry of defense announced. The jetty at Her Majesty’s Naval Dockyard Portsmouth, parts of which date back over 90 years, has been refurbished to prepare for the first of the Queen […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST), Rear Admiral Will Warrender CBE opened the new Queen Elizabeth Class Ship Control Centre Training System at HMS Sultan during a recent visit to the Establishment. The QEC Ships Control Centre Training System (SCCTS) simulates the ships’ Integrated Platform Management System on both HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales. […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Industry news

    BAE Systems has reached agreement in principle with the UK Government on measures to restructure its UK naval ships business, BAE Systems announced yesterday. The agreement will result in: Restructuring of the contract for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier programme. Provision of additional shipbuilding work prior to the start of the Type 26 Global […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK defense ministry has awarded Rolls-Royce a £3.8 million contract for the provision of spare parts for the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. The two 65,000-tonne carriers are the biggest warships ever to be built in Britain and are powered by two MT30 gas turbines each. According to Rolls-Royce, the turbines that will power the Queen […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Britain has received the first of supersonic strike fighters which will, among their other roles, be gracing the decks of Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. The first F-35B Lightning II jet was flown by RAF pilot Squadron Leader Hugh Nichols on its first transatlantic crossing, accompanied by two United States Marine Corps F-35B aircraft from their […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Two new gangways to support Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers have arrived at Portsmouth Naval Base. Designed and developed by Dutch specialists Verhoef, on behalf of BAE Systems, the gangways are part of an investment of £100 million to support HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales while they are docked in Portsmouth. The […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two Royal Navy aircraft carriers, left the Rosyth Dockyard on the Forth to start sea trials. The ship left the yard on September 19 and reached the open sea on September 22 after passing the Forth crossings. In order to be able to reach the open sea under […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems, the company in charge of the training programme for the Royal Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers, has contracted BMT Defence Services to deliver a new 3D training system for the ships. BMT said it would utilise its existing training solution, Engage, to develop a 3D walkthrough training system that will support teams working with the Queen […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A new centre containing facilities to support the British Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers is nearing completion at Portsmouth Naval Base. Mark Lancaster, Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans visited Portsmouth Naval Base to see how it is preparing to accommodate the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers. The Queen Elizabeth Class Centre of Specialisation […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales, currently under construction at Rosyth, Scotland, welcomed a royal visitor as The Prince of Wales, also known as The Duke of Rothesay, visited the ship for the first time June 21. The Prince of Wales gave the royal seal of approval as he signaled for the final structural […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The front section of HMS Prince of Wales, weighing 26,500 tonnes, was skidded back with millimetre precision to the 11,200 tonne section of the rear of the carrier in Rosyth, Scotland. HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier under construction for the Royal Navy, is being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance. The builders’ […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Industry news

    The BAE Systems built Aft Island of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier was loaded onto a sea-going barge on June 11 ahead of its journey from the company’s Scotstoun site to Rosyth. The Aft Island, also known as Upper Block 14, is the final section of the first of class HMS Queen Elizabeth to […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Industry news

    A huge section of the hull for HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second aircraft carrier being delivered to the Royal Navy, on July 28th departed BAE Systems in Glasgow on a 600 mile journey to Rosyth where final assembly of the ship will take place.   The 8,000 tonne section, known as Lower Block 03, […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A new helicopter-borne surveillance system has been chosen to protect the Royal Navy’s future Queen Elizabeth Class carriers. The MOD and Lockheed Martin UK, as the prime contractor for Crowsnest, have selected Thales as the chosen bidder to provide the radar and mission system at the heart of the Crowsnest capability. The Crowsnest project will […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The second of the Royal Navy’s two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers has fired up her engines for the first time. Engineers aboard HMS Prince of Wales turned on the diesel generators ­in a milestone on the road to sending the 65,000-ton warship to sea in the second half of next year. In the bowels of […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMS Prince of Wales reaches milestone – largest section of the aircraft carrier has been floated onto River Clyde in Glasgow. Royal Navy’s future Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier was rolled onto a barge from BAE Systems’ facilities in the early hours of August 2. According to STV News, the section (Lower Block 04) will contain accommodation, […]

  • 22 September 2011
    Industry news

      Preparations for the assembly of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers got off to a flying start today as Goliath, one of Europe’s largest cranes, swung into action under the watchful eye of Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Peter Luff. The event, held at Babcock’s shipyard in Rosyth, marked the official start […]

  • 7 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The UK’s largest crane, which will be used to help assemble the Royal Navy’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, passed under the Forth bridges last week on its way to Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard in Fife. The crane, which has been christened ‘Goliath’, arrived after a sea voyage from Shanghai, where it was specially […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Princess Anne named the new jetty which will house the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers in a ceremony on Monday in Portsmouth. The berth was officially named as The Princess Royal Jetty. It will be home to the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. Formerly known as Middle Slip Jetty, the […]

  • 18 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy base Portsmouth is now ready to welcome the second of two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers after works on a new jetty were successfully completed. HM Naval Base Portsmouth will now be able to berth both Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers side-by-side in a £30 million investment to ensure the modernization of the historic base. […]

  • 26 March 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The head of the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, who will be handing over the position next month, has paid a visit to the new Queen Elizabeth class carrier as it takes shape in Rosyth. The two 65,000 tonne Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers will be the centre piece of the UK’s military capability. […]