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Refit of navy ship RFA Argus ends
RFA Argus
The hospital has been upgraded
A refit of the Royal Navy's primary casualty reception ship has been completed in Falmouth.

The work on 28,000-tonne RFA Argus has cost 12m and will extend her operational life to 2020.

RFA Argus's main role is to provide specialist aviation-training facilities, but she also has a 100-bed hospital and operating theatres.

The hospital has been upgraded and her diesel generators replaced together with improvements to aviation systems.

A&P will now maintain the ship for the rest of her working life in a new deal with the Ministry of Defence.

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