MPs criticise Ministry of Defence over ‘vulnerable’ aircraft carriers | UK news | The Guardian

Britain’s first new aircraft carriers since the Ark Royal face spiralling costs and have been left vulnerable to attack because of basic mistakes by the Ministry of Defence, according to a critical report by MPs.

The public accounts committee warned that civil servants have little control over plans to build the carriers and their aircraft, which have increased in cost by nearly £2bn since the plans were first approved.

Significant technical problems, including an early warning radar system, could leave the carriers open to attack, MPs said. It follows two U-turns in 2010 and 2012 by successive governments over which aircraft to commission for the carriers.

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