British and French military aircraft to share cost savings of ￡ 1 billion (Figure)
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aircraft carrier has been regarded as safeguarding national interests, “State of the weighing device”, with the army and the aircraft carrier has become a symbol of national comprehensive strength. In view of this, the world’s major powers competing to start the race to build an aircraft carrier. However, play an important role in the British aircraft carrier and the French Ministry of Defence seems, is not the exclusive carrier of weapons, not only rent but also can share. British Defense Ministry sources, the British and French Ministry of Defense has started a feasibility study, plan for the future aircraft carrier force between the two countries share.
shared carrier can save ￡ 1 billion
According to British media reports, to honor the commitment to reduce government deficits, the British government is willing to reduce military personnel costs and procurement, but the most sensitive nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers project a new generation involved in many jobs because of the delay is difficult to draw conclusions. However, once France willing to participate in the British aircraft carrier construction program and to defray certain costs, perhaps 10 Downing Street will be able to find a best of both worlds, they will not abandon the two new aircraft carriers being built, do not even have to reduce the level of the carrier’s weaponry . The source said: “(EF) to share the carrier’s model, the two governments need to make decisions at the strategic level, so that the aircraft carrier construction and application consistent with national objectives.”
envisaged that Britain and France will be combined respective aircraft carrier construction program, co-injection of the construction of three aircraft carriers, two of which England, France, one of these aircraft will serve as the European Union’s armed forces, mobile forces, to take “an in flight, one in Hong Kong, a preparedness “model and the implementation of EU standoff military and peacekeeping missions.
According to the British Ministry of Defense estimates, if the scheme is implemented, Britain and France will be at least this save nearly 10 billion pounds of spending, and is building two aircraft carriers of the thousands of British BAE Systems unemployed workers do not have to worry about. Currently, the British Defence Secretary Liam Fox and the French Defense Minister Morin Elvis is urging relevant departments to come up with the feasibility report as soon as possible, to enable the Government to make a final decision.
domestic opposition and more British and French
Although the Department of Defense in Britain and France to share carrier tried to sell the benefits, but both countries have a large number of people opposed to the program.
United Kingdom London School of Economics professor of cell Wen Pulin Adams stressed that the British and French history, or whether there is in reality very different national interests, “At first glance, the plan seems reasonable, so that the demands of British and French naval have been met, but the future use and maintenance point of view, property rights are unclear relationship between the British and French aircraft carrier in the manufacture of trouble more than it benefits. ”
French Institute of International and Strategic Relations, deputy director Jean – Pierre Moore Niqie pointed out that the aircraft carrier has become a psychological weapon, “We can not go back to the 19th century ‘gunboat diplomacy ‘, in the current context of globalization, to protect French interests abroad and to ensure smooth flow of international channel will be the main task of the Navy, when the French made the Barracuda-class nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers is much larger than the role of FREMM frigate. “Moore Niqie special stressed that in the trans-Atlantic political and military alliance context, the need for so many European carriers also debatable.
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Royal Navy plans to lease the aircraft from the Pentagon
as the British Government to slash military spending, making the active-duty aircraft carrier on board Sea Harrier fighters have been forced to retire in 2018, the United Kingdom under construction the CVF aircraft carrier project in 2014 and 2016, the Royal Navy equipment, then the new carrier will face the embarrassment of inorganic available.
According to British media reports, the British Government is making efforts to reduce budget deficits, a number of military spending have been canceled. According to the plan, the British military budget is expected to save 10% General expenses to 20%. Two new aircraft carriers British Navy’s total budget cost of up to 52 million pounds, enough for the British military build two aircraft carriers, CVF hull shell, there is no remaining funds to purchase aircraft carrier. Currently, the United Kingdom from the United States is evaluating the possibility of carrier-based aircraft leasing, and joint operations of NATO in the future, the Royal Navy could also invite the United States aircraft carrier pilots to their aircraft carrier operations. British military source said: “The Americans have need of our carrier-based aircraft, their planes can take off and land on aircraft carriers in the UK, we can rent from them a number of carrier-based aircraft.”
Facts , the British Defense Secretary Fox has decided to abandon the British aircraft carrier battle groups to enhance the independent operational capability, combat operations in the future to rely more on U.S. military support. In that spirit, the British Royal Air Force unmanned reconnaissance aircraft have been equipped to consider giving up, because the United States military operations in the British needed to provide a variety of reconnaissance information.
Sea Harrier is the world’s first vertical and short takeoff and landing combat aircraft, in April 1969 began to equip the British Army. This aircraft is mainly used for close air support and tactical execution reconnaissance missions, but also can be used for air to air combat.
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facing pressure to cut costs, the United Kingdom and France are in the active-duty aircraft carrier fleet, “struggling” status, its fighting force have been “paper tiger.”
British Royal Navy to retain only the “Ark Royal” and “brilliant” light aircraft carrier, even though they are only conventionally-powered ships burning oil, but in order to minimize costs, these two carriers have very little leave Portsmouth Anchorage, as routine maintenance activities like reducing to a minimum.
French Navy is currently only “Charles de Gaulle” aircraft carrier, Navy officials said the French, first half of 2010, “de Gaulle” aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean coastal waters only a combat patrol. (Roshan Love)