The £6bn aircraft carriers we can't plug in! Old cables could leave ships without power, warns shock study of UK's failing defences  



Britain might not be able to use its two new aircraft carriers because of a lack of cash to replace power cables at their base.
The Ministry of Defence is spending more than £6billion on the warships, the first of which will arrive in Portsmouth early next year.
But in a scathing assessment of the UK’s crumbling military bases, the spending watchdog says failure to renew 80-year-old cabling could leave the vessels without power supplies.
It is one of the most farcical examples in today’s National Audit Office report, which says the defence infrastructure is dangerously short of funds.
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15 November 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 43
Source: Daily Mail
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