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Illustrious Carrier Completes Refit, Begins Trials

June 07 2011

United Kingdom

The British navy's aircraft carrier Illustrious has just completed a 16-month docking period, reports Babcock International, which performed the work.

Improvements include the installation of the Defense Information Infrastructure, which enables information-sharing and collaboration across a defense network; the Bowman communication system; and surface ship torpedo defense system, said company officials.

In addition, shipboard fresh water production was improved through...

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