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How an Aircraft Carrier is Set Up to Minimize Risk

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How an Aircraft Carrier is Set Up to Minimize Risk

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Everything on an aircraft carrier is about safety: from an internal layout that keeps living quarters far away from the weapon and fuel dump, to advanced computer simulations that manage risk.

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Once completed, HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the United Kingdom's largest warship, longer than three football fields and taller than Niagara Falls. But right now, she's months away from being seaworthy and battle ready. She and her crew must pass a series of grueling tests that will push the gargantuan vessel and her sailors to the breaking point. With exclusive and unprecedented access, we follow Captain Jerry Kyd and his 700 sailors as they acclimate themselves to a new life aboard Britain's first supercarrier.

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