Portsmouth, England—The Royal Navy is close to getting an aircraft-carrier at last.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is undergoing the final sea trials in Southern England, will be commissioned on December 7th.

“In a world of intensifying global threats, this magnificent ship will be a leading force fighting to protect the values of the UK and our allies,” said the new Secretary for Defence Gavin Williamson.

The 65,000-ton ship began her sea trials last month.  They included tests on its platform stability, manoeuvrability, and readiness capabilities.