QE Class carrier’s launch
Queen Elizabeth Class carriers at a glance
- Between them they will provide a platform of four acres that are deployable around the world, to serve for the next 50 years.
- Six UK shipyards were involved in the build.
- They will provide a home and platform to operate the F-35 Lightning II stealth combat aircraft, giving the Royal Navy the ability to project military capability more than 450 miles over land and sea from anywhere in the world.
- As part of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, the DE&S Ships Acquisition team has overseen the construction and fit out of both ships, while the Ships Support team will be instrumental in ensuring it stays supported through its operational life.