Supporting Carrier Strike
During the 20,000 mile voyage over a number of months, visiting the Mediterranean, Middle East and Indo-Pacific, the Carrier Strike Group’s first operational deployment will mark the culmination of decades of teamwork, pride and industry collaboration.
Thousands of our employees across the country have worked on the development, production and integration of the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 destroyers, Astute submarines and the Lightning Force that makes up the Carrier Strike Group. They also design and manufacture the radars, combat systems, torpedoes and small boats that feature on those ships. But the story doesn’t end there.
We continue to support our customers by delivering the most sophisticated training programmes in the world for the pilots and flight crews of those F-35s and the sailors on the ships; maintaining and upgrading the ships of the Carrier Strike Group at Portsmouth Naval Base, the home of the Royal Navy, as well as on deployment around the globe; preparing the base for the future by making it 65% greener over the last 15 years; and developing the next generation capabilities such as Type 26 frigates, autonomous boats and autonomous underwater weapons systems.
The importance of Carrier Strike Group to the nation was highlighted by the recent twinning of the Home of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Naval Base and the home of the UK Lighning Force at RAF Marham, and we are proud to remain the key partner to the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force in both those locations.
At BAE Systems, we always stand by our customers and will continue to provide the UK’s armed forces with the data, information advantage and warfighting capabilities they need to influence the battle space.