Saturday, 21 April 2007

Royal Navy are to get Two Super Carriers at £2bn Each

Some good news at last for the Royal Navy! The Admiralty have been given the OK to build two Super Carriers capable of carrying 50 Aircraft. This excellent news will mean the UK will have the means to take a very capable fighting force anywhere on the globe. This seems a major u-turn on behalf of the government after a recent request for the armed forces to save £1bn by 2008. Have recent events in Iran forced them to reconsider?

With an estimated time to enter service of 5-7 years this will once again make the UK a major military force to be reckoned with.

Could this also mean that Portsmouth Naval Base no longer faces closure? let's hope so.

There is a E-Petition asking the Prime Minister to keep Portsmouth and its surrounding communities at the heart of the Royal Navy.

To sign the E-Petition click HERE

The Ships are possibly going to be built at BAE's Govan facility on the Clyde and assembled in Rosyth. Are the Scottish Elections happening soon by any chance?



Apparantly some sections are to be built in Barrow by BAe, but I wouldent be buying the Champagne just yet!

Daily Referendum said...

Yes it's good news, but I'm not holding my breath. I'll believe it when I see one pulling into Portsmouth Harbour.