Britain may abandon the construction of two 65,000 t-class super aircraft carriers (Figure)
new super aircraft carriers, front view, the carrier may be canceled due to budget cuts.
placed in the “Ark Royal” aircraft carrier flight deck on which a super-carrier model, The aircraft carrier construction-related projects may be canceled in order to save ￡ 5.2 billion.
Song China Global Times special correspondent reports, according to the British “Daily Mail” reported on September 9, to reduce costs, the British Ministry of Defense is considering the cancellation of the total budget of 52 billion pounds two super aircraft carrier construction project. Accordance with previous plans, Britain will build two super aircraft carriers – “Queen Elizabeth” and “Prince of Wales’ number, which the two carriers were scheduled in 2016 and 2018 water.
8, the British BAE Systems president Ian ? Choose gold in the British House of Commons Defence Committee hearing revealed that the company was ordered to cancel “one or all of the two 65,000 t-class super aircraft carriers Project “to study the issue.
this, the British government refused to recognize the British Royal Navy aircraft carrier construction projects due to deficit reduction measures in line with the Government has been canceled. However, the British Ministry of Defense is currently facing huge budget pressures: the United Kingdom this year’s defense budget was 369 million pounds, but defense spending reduction target of 20%. Moreover, the British defense equipment projects totaled 36 billion pounds, has exceeded the budget.
Ian ? King warned: “Some of our projects are at a critical period, if the reduction of these items will not restore the ability of the UK in these areas.”
under British House Defense Select Committee, Labour MP John ? Woodcock said: “We must make a solemn warning, because if we do not consider the technical basis of the premise to cancel the order, we may completely lose the entire shipbuilding industry, which will be our As the world’s leading economy and our country’s position at sea, causing huge damage. “
a British Ministry of Defence spokesman said:” Secretary of Defense has made clear that it is necessary to make difficult choices and complex defense and security strategy The review process will be the end of this year’s autumn now speculated that their results are unfounded. “