British Navy’s future aircraft carrier project costs rise by 10 billion pounds (map)
UK Navy’s future aircraft carrier program envisages Figure
Aerospace Defense News website reported July 1, many newspapers have reported that the British “Queen Elizabeth” class aircraft carrier project facing a crisis of this event, because in the past 12 months the project funding rose by 10 billion pounds.
British Ministry of Defense in December 2008 decided to build two aircraft carriers in this plan delayed, which is one of the main causes of rising expenses. But the British Ministry of Defense said the purpose of doing so is to re-allocate resources according to priorities to meet the needs of the current priority operation, while better in this two aircraft carriers in service with the Joint Strike Fighter’s time to adjust.
before the Department of Defense has estimated that construction costs may rise. Defense aircraft carrier currently being re-planned project cost, the Defense Department accounts will be published next month will present a preliminary budget, the official cost estimates will be determined later.
“Queen Elizabeth” and “Prince of Wales,” the carrier’s initial planned cost of 39 billion pounds. The revised cost estimates will be in the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense to negotiate with the industry after the entry into force, and the Department of Defense through the normal procedures for approval.
“Queen Elizabeth” class aircraft carrier project manufacturing contract signed in July 2008, and since then many of Britain’s manufacturers have gained a large number of sub-contract the project, the total value of 700 million pounds. (China Shipbuilding Technology and Economy Institute Wu Xiaolan)