Armed Forces: Aircraft
House of Lords
Lord Astor of Hever (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Defence; Conservative)
We have yet to make any final decisions about the conversion of a "Queen Elizabeth"-class carrier. Our Conversion Development Phase (CDP) investigations include consideration of the Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arrestor Gear equipment which appears capable of launching and recovering a wide range of airframes across the full range of launch and recovery weights while leveraging existing and funded aircraft clearances.