We’re helping to deliver the aircraft carriers HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES as part of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a unique partnership between Babcock, BAE Systems, Thales UK and the MOD. The scale of the project is truly epic: to design, build and deliver the nation’s flagships – the largest, most powerful warships ever built for the Royal Navy. Each flight deck is the size of 60 Wimbledon tennis courts. Each hangar deck is the equivalent of 12 Olympic size swimming pools. Each ship will have two 33-ton propellers, while each anchor will be the weight of a double-decker bus. Creating ships of this scale is an extraordinary feat of engineering. The partnership will use more than 3.2 million metres of electric cable, 2 million metres of fibre optic cable, more than 182km of piping, 41km of ventilation trunking and 40,000 tons of steel to deliver each ship. But when they are delivered, we’ll have helped create history.