Thursday, November 11, 2010

Catapults on RN CVF to cost up to £800m extra

Babcock, part of the consortium building the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers, has estimated that installing catapults on one of the CVFs as planned will add up to £800m to the cost of the ship. The United Kingdom decided at the recent strategic review to install the catapults and purchase the carrier-capable F-35C instead of the STOVL F-35B JSF.

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