Queen Elizabeth Will Float the Biggest Marine Turbine Engine in History

The 109,000 HP Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C diesel engine is the largest and most powerful, but at 2,300 tons, any warship it's attached to is going to have trouble outmaneuvering jellyfish, much less torpedoes. Instead, the British Navy is relying on a new gas turbine engine that, while only half as powerful as the RTA96,… » 1/31/13 11:30am 1/31/13 11:30am

Britain Building Next-Generation Aircraft Carriers for F-35 Fighters

Britain is not only getting a whole lotta lot of F-35B STOVL fighters, but two new 60,000-ton state-of-the-art aircraft carriers. Apparently, according to Dr Lee Willett, it's all part of a new World arms race: » 12/28/08 6:30pm 12/28/08 6:30pm