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On Wednesday DES were in Portsmouth to watch HMS Queen Elizabeth leave Portsmouth for the first time since her global mission.

Captain Ian Feasey Royal Navy, Commanding Officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth, said: “We return to sea today as the United Kingdom’s Very High Readiness Strike Carrier for routine operational activity and training.
Details of HMS Queen Elizabeth

At 280 metres long, weighing 65,000 tonnes with a top speed of 25+knots, it is impossible to not be impressed by the size and power of the Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest and most powerful vessel ever constructed for the Royal Navy. This awe-inspiring warship is capable of carrying up to 40 aircraft.

Whilst boasting state of the art weapons systems, its prime function is to transport air power round the globe.

Able to carry up to 40 aircraft, F35 Jets can be moved from hangar to deck in under a minute.

As well as being a powerful deterrent and symbol of British influence, HMS Queen Elizabeth will replace HMS Ocean as the Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship. As the Fleet’s principal ship, she will carry senior naval staff, receive foreign dignitaries, and act as a command and control centre for the entire Royal Navy.
An inside look into HMS Queen Elizabeth
What DES’ experience with HMS Queen Elizabeth means for you

DES have the ability to bring digital transformation, to any company no matter the industry and there are many benefits to come from this.

Through our bespoke engineering, this means that any piece of hardware no matter how large can be assisted virtually from a remote location.

We have many articles explaining our experiences and how we can benefit your company. Click below for a discussion about how we can help you.