30 Jun '15, 12pm

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s mighty engines powered-up for the first time

Powering up the diesel generator today marks an important milestone on the journey to bring these highly versatile ships into service with our Armed Forces. Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Philip Dunne He also announced that BAE Systems has been awarded a £5.5M contract to install a new Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) to assist in the controlling and monitoring of all ship movements within Portsmouth Harbour and the Eastern Solent to prepare for the arrival of the carrier, around the end of 2016, beginning of 2017. Mr Dunne said: "It is a real pleasure to be back in Scotland, home of the UK’s shipbuilding industry, to witness the impressive progress that is being made on our new aircraft carriers. "Powering up the diesel generator today marks an important milestone on the journey to bring these highly versatile ships into service with our Armed Forces. "...

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