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This Aircraft Carrier has a State-of-the-Art Fire System

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On an aircraft carrier, a fire can quickly turn into an inferno. That?s why the Royal Navy has equipped the HMS Queen Elizabeth with a fail-safe: water pipes filled with foam suppressants.

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Britain's supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is wrapping up sea trials, but she has a long way to go before being battle-ready. First, she and her crew must test a brand-new fire fighting system, make a dramatic rendezvous with the USS George Bush, and team up with American pilots to train on the top-secret F-35 jet, the most advanced fighter ever built. Finally, she heads to her home port of Portsmouth for an emotional arrival and an appointment with someone no one ever keeps waiting: her royal namesake, Her Majesty the Queen.

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