Britain’s HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier Select Solberg Foam

Solberg CMYK fpo [Converted]Solberg’s EMEA Region Office announced the securement of a supply contract for SOLBERG ARCTICTM 6% AFFF foam concentrate for use on Britain’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Currently being built at shipyards around the United Kingdom, HMS Queen Elizabeth and sister ship Prince of Wales are the future flagships of the United Kingdom. Initially the ships will carry helicopters. The vast flight deck and hangar can accommodate any helicopter in Britain’s military inventory. From 2020, and going forward, Britain’s Royal Navy punch will be delivered by the F35 Lightning II, the world’s most advanced stealth fighter-bomber.

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The Royal Navy's largest ever warship HMS Queen Elizabeth is gently floated out of her dock for the first time in Rosyth, Scotland. In an operation that started earlier this week, the dry dock in Rosyth near Edinburgh was flooded for the first time to allow the 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier to float. It then took only three hours this morning to carefully manoeuvre HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH out of the dock with just two metres clearance at either side and then berth her alongside a nearby jetty. Teams will now continue to outfit the ship and steadily bring her systems to life in preparation for sea trials in 2016.  The dock she vacates will be used for final assembly of her sister ship, HMS PRINCE OF WALES, which will begin in September.  The float out of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH comes just 13 days after the vessel was named by Her Majesty the Queen in a spectacular ceremony.  HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a unique partnership between the Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems, Babcock and Thales.

The Royal Navy’s largest ever warship HMS Queen Elizabeth is gently floated out of her dock for the first time in Rosyth, Scotland.
In an operation that started earlier this week, the dry dock in Rosyth near Edinburgh was flooded for the first time to allow the 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier to float. It then took only three hours this morning to carefully manoeuvre HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH out of the dock with just two metres clearance at either side and then berth her alongside a nearby jetty.
Teams will now continue to outfit the ship and steadily bring her systems to life in preparation for sea trials in 2016. The dock she vacates will be used for final assembly of her sister ship, HMS PRINCE OF WALES, which will begin in September.
The float out of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH comes just 13 days after the vessel was named by Her Majesty the Queen in a spectacular ceremony.
HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a unique partnership between the Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems, Babcock and Thales.

Both ships are being constructed in numerous U.K. shipyards in one of the most demanding and revolutionary shipbuilding programs ever undertaken by the British Government, with the pieces being slotted together in a specially-extended dry dock at Rosyth on the Forth to create two 65,000-ton leviathans.

According to the MoD’s Royal Navy website, the Navy’s senior sailor wants the debut of HMS Queen Elizabeth in her home of Portsmouth next year to become an iconic moment seared into the city’s — and nation’s — memory.

First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas has laid down the gauntlet to civic and business leaders, schools and naval veterans to provide an unforgettable welcome for the 65,000-ton carrier.

Given the size of the ship — the largest ever built for the RN — and the UK’s investment in her, plus her sister HMS Prince of Wales and the F-35 jets which will fly from their decks, the Queen Elizabeth’s maiden entry into Portsmouth is likely to be an event of national — and possibly international — significance.

In the final stages of completion at Rosyth, HMS Queen Elizabeth is due to go sea for contractor trials later this year. She’ll return to the Forth once those are done for a final period of fitting out, tweaks and testing by both the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and ship’s company, and is due to provide an imposing backdrop at the naming ceremony for HMS Prince of Wales before she heads south to her future home.

Both ships are being constructed in numerous U.K. shipyards in one of the most demanding and revolutionary shipbuilding programs ever undertaken by the British Government, with the pieces being slotted together in a specially-extended dry dock at Rosyth on the Forth to create two 65,000-ton leviathans.

According to the MoD’s Royal Navy website, the Navy’s senior sailor wants the debut of HMS Queen Elizabeth in her home of Portsmouth next year to become an iconic moment seared into the city’s — and nation’s — memory.

First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas has laid down the gauntlet to civic and business leaders, schools and naval veterans to provide an unforgettable welcome for the 65,000-ton carrier.

Given the size of the ship — the largest ever built for the RN — and the UK’s investment in her, plus her sister HMS Prince of Wales and the F-35 jets which will fly from their decks, the Queen Elizabeth’s maiden entry into Portsmouth is likely to be an event of national — and possibly international — significance.

In the final stages of completion at Rosyth, HMS Queen Elizabeth is due to go sea for contractor trials later this year. She’ll return to the Forth once those are done for a final period of fitting out, tweaks and testing by both the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and ship’s company, and is due to provide an imposing backdrop at the naming ceremony for HMS Prince of Wales before she heads south to her future home.

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