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Under proposals set out in the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), the coalition had intended to switch to the more capable F-35C carrier variant of the aircraft - even though it meant mothballing one of the two carriers on grounds of affordability - but the costs of fitting the necessary catapults and arrester gear, "cats and traps", had more than doubled to PS2bn.
But Mr Hammond told the Commons that the costs of fitting the necessary catapults and arrester gear, "cats and traps", had more than doubled to pounds 2 billion.
But Mr Hammond told the Commons the costs of fitting the necessary catapults and arrester gear had more than doubled to pounds 2bn.
he aircraft has arrester gear on its tail to help hooking onto the arrestor wires on board the landing deck of the carrier.