Britain"s new Navy carriers will sail without crucial radar technology for five years

Britain's new Navy carriers will sail without crucial radar technology for five years | UPDATED: 02:13 GMT, 2 December 2012 Britain's new aircraft carriers will put to sea without a crucial safety feature. Ministry of Defence sources revealed yesterday that radar technology which warns commanders of incoming enemy warplanes and missiles may not be ready until five years after the first of the 7 billion warships enters service in 2017. The Royal Navy’s ageing Sea King helicopters, which currently provide the fleet’s Airborne Early Warning (AEW) system, will be retired in 2016