Queen Elizabeth Class Programme

Built by the nation; for the nation
We are extremely proud of the valuable contribution we make to the Queen Elizabeth Class Carrier programme, working as part of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance.  The QE Class Carriers represent an engineering challenge of unprecedented scale and complexity for the United Kingdom; a national endeavour, involving six shipyards and 10,000 people.


I am delighted to welcome HMS Queen Elizabeth to her new home at Portsmouth Naval Base. As a member of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, BAE Systems employees have played a vital role in bringing the ship to life. As operators of Portsmouth Naval Base on behalf of the Royal Navy, our employees will now help to take care of the nation’s new flagship. Today is a proud day for us all.

Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director