MIL New Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers Announced

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  1. Aspinal

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    New Carriers confirmed in Defence budget increase

    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/D...wCarriersConfirmedInDefenceBudgetIncrease.htm

    25 Jul 07

    Defence Secretary Des Browne has welcomed the announcement by the Government today, Wednesday 25 July 2007, which will see a £7.7bn increase in the defence budget over the next three years.

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    Today's announcement also paves the way for the purchase of two new aircraft carriers, a decision which will offer unprecedented capabilities for the UK's Armed Forces.

    The settlement of the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) for defence breaks down into an annual budget of £34bn in 2008/9, £35.3bn in 2009/10 and £36.9bn in 2010/11.

    This is an additional £7.7bn for Defence by 2011, equating to 1.5 per cent average annual real growth against our CSR baseline, which excludes the cost of operations and the time-limited Defence Modernisation Fund.

    In addition, The Treasury will continue to fund the additional cost of operations over and above the Defence Budget, having already invested some £6.6bn in supporting the front line since 2001.




    Defence Secretary Des Browne said:
    "This CSR means an additional £7.7bn for Defence by 2011 - the longest period of sustained real growth in planned defence spending since the 1980s. It is evidence of the Government's commitment to defence and to the men and women who serve with the utmost bravery in our Armed Forces.​
    "It also means that we can confirm that we will now place orders for two 65,000 tonne aircraft carriers – the largest ships ever sailed by the Royal Navy. The carriers represent a step change in our capability, enabling us to deliver increased strategic effect and influence around the world at a time and place of our choosing."​
     
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    Yeah...was reading Max Boot's book "War Made New" and he talked about the distinct lack of carriers for Britain.
     
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    That's a serious piece of steel.
     
  5. Aspinal

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    If you are interested in Defence Policy, some of Lewis Page's articles are very interesting.

    The move towards extraditionary forces with air support, and a move away from the cold war naval set-up has been argued by Page (an Ex-RN Officer) for some time.

    This is a very good article - http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=5829
     
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    i would have thought it would hold more planes than that? how come the Nimitz is a bit bigger but holds over twice the amount of aircraft?
     
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    Look at how low in the water the UK ship sits. Notice the raised launch deck. Missles are getting cheaper and more accurate - the bigger your profile on the horizon, the easier it is to hit.
     
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    The new generation JSF of which the carriers will have 36 each will be far more powerful than any previous aircraft, and the carriers can carry up to 48.

    Although the fact that Britain is buying a VTOL version of the JSF with a short take off and landing capability probably means they could take even more aircraft if required.

    However the UK is not a global superpower and the main purpose of these aircraft will be to support joint operations suchas UK/US and NATO forces across the globe.

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    You just need to look at the Falklands War and the damage exocets did. :eek4:
     
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    that destroyer looks kind of futuristic :eek4:
     
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    am i seeing that right and the damn thing has only TWO lifts? and both are on the SAME side?

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