Royal Navy could be forced to build aircraft carrier which doesn’t carry planes
Prince of Wales may go from carrier to commando ship if budget cuts cancel F-35 buys.
It is too late for the Navy to cancel the contract, but the carrier may have to be downgraded to a commando ship, with only helicopters on board to carry troops.
The move would save about £8.2billion from the defence budget.
They’re thinking that when the only fixed-wing capable carrier is in for refit that they’ll borrow a carrier from France.
This seems crazy.
UPDATE: A British official has called this report “complete rubbish.”