Regenerating UK carrier airpower: The challenges and opportunities ahead

The process of regenerating UK carrier airpower has received two considerable boosts in the course of 2014. Firstly, the naming ceremony for HMS Queen Elizabeth constituted an important symbolic milestone in the development of the carrier programme and provided a tangible glimpse of the new aircraft carriers as complete ships. Secondly, the decision announced in September to commission Prince of Wales and operate both aircraft carriers has, for now at least, removed the uncertainty introduced...
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