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    Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm: News

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    Post  GarryB Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:16 am

    US and UK and EU efforts to contain Russia and China so far have made them vastly more independent and powerful than any other possible tactic they could have tried... including embracing them and welcoming them in to the international community like the promised at the end of the cold war... but never really followed through on.
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    Post  Finty Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:48 pm

    HMS Prince of Wales look-inside

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    Post  George1 Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:19 pm

    The Royal Navy has welcomed autonomous vessel Madfox into its service. NavyX, the navy's experts in getting technology to the frontline of operations quickly, will now put the L3Harris vessel through its paces and get it ready for future missions.

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    Post  Hole Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:21 pm

    Purpose? Except from costing the taxpayer lots of money.
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    Post  GarryB Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:50 am

    Fill gaps in the numbers of ships created because they spent all their funds on two big carriers but not on the ships to escort said carriers...
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    Post  George1 Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:02 pm

    On April 16, 2021, at the shipyard of BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships of BAE Systems Corporation in Scotstown in Glasgow (formerly the historic Yarrow shipyard), the bow section of the lead British frigate Glasgow type 26 was withdrawn from the boathouse. year (according to other estimates - no earlier than 2025), and in total by 2029 it is planned to commission the British Navy eight ships of this project to partially replace the frigates of type 23. The total cost of serial construction of eight ships of type 26 is now estimated at 8 billion pounds.

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    Post  GarryB Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:35 am

    Global combat ship?

    Imperial Frigate already taken?

    Very impressive though... this sea ceptor missile provides complete protection from all air targets.

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    Post  JohninMK Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:13 pm


    On her maiden operational cruise, HMS QE will travel to the Indo Pacific region leading the largest naval and air task force under British command since the Falklands war.

    The naval line-up is going to include: Type 45 destroyers, HMS Defender and HMS Diamond; Type 23 anti-submarine frigates, HMS Kent and HMS Richmond; and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s logistics ships Fort Victoria and Tidespring; along with an Astute-class nuclear submarine will accompany the British aircraft carrier along with U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS The Sullivans and a Dutch frigate, HNLMS Evertse. During the 28-week deployment, the 10x VMFA-211 F-35Bs will operate alongside with 8x F-35Bs belonging to the Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron “Dambusters”.

    The two units have already carried out joint training last year, when 10x F-35Bs of the “Wake Island Avengers” landed at RAF Marham on Sept. 3, 2020 to prepare the 2021 deployment. After local area training sorties with the Dambusters, the USMC F-35Bs took part in Exercise Point Blank with the F-15s from RAF Lakenheath and other NATO nations, before going to sea aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth for carrier qualifications and Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2.

    Along with the 18x STOVL (Short Take Off Vertical Landing) aircraft (10 USMC F-35Bs currently at Lakenheath and 8 RAF F-35Bs from RAF Marham), the air component of the Carrier Strike Group will include 4x AW159 Wildcat and 10x Merlin helicopters. It’s not clear whether the latter will carry the Crowsnest AEW (Airborne Early Warning) system, although it seems quite likely.


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    Post  Hole Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:10 pm

    If Russia or China would do this western media would call it aggression.

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    Post  lancelot Sat May 01, 2021 8:00 am

    Hole wrote:If Russia or China would do this western media would call it aggression.

    This ain't the XIXth century though. China puts more large combatants on the water yearly than the Royal Navy has total.

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    Post  Finty Mon May 03, 2021 2:02 pm

    HMS QE left Portsmouth yesterday

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-56956070

    Today it was joined by the rest of the USMC F-35Bs.
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    Post  Finty Tue May 04, 2021 6:59 pm


    Gov wrote:UK F-35B fighter jets operating from HMS Queen Elizabeth will join Operation Shader in the fight against Daesh.

    F-35B Lightning fast jets will be the cutting edge of the Carrier Strike Group’s (CSG21) formidable power in the air.

    These are next generation multi-role combat aircraft equipped with advanced sensors, mission systems and stealth technology, enabling them to carry out intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks.

    This will be the first time UK fighter aircraft are embarked on an operational aircraft carrier deployment since 2010, and will be the largest number of F-35Bs ever to sail the seas.

    The renowned 617 Squadron RAF (‘The Dambusters’) will operate the jets to provide tangible and impactful support to counter-Daesh operations in Iraq and Syria.


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    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/f-35b-jets-to-join-the-fight-against-daesh-from-the-carrier-strike-group
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    Post  George1 Thu May 06, 2021 10:20 pm

    Britain sent two patrol ships to defend Jersey from the French
    Today, 12: 44

    Great Britain, remembering its former might, began to send its warships to solve missions and display the flag in various regions of the world's oceans. In addition to sending an aircraft carrier group to the Asia-Pacific region to "threaten China" and two ships to the Black Sea to "contain Russia", the Royal Navy is sending two patrol ships to the English Channel "to threaten France."

    Jersey, a British possession in the English Channel, will be covered by two Royal Navy patrol ships. These ships should provide protection of the island from the French, who threatened to arrange a complete energy blockade on the island.

    The dispute between France and the UK arose over changes in London's fishing conditions in British waters following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. This concerns the French fishing trawlers, which are limited in their ability to fish off the island.

    The French, of course, were offended by the ban and threatened to disconnect the island from electricity. Now the British were already offended and sent two patrol ships to the island so that the French would not dare to threaten the territories of the mighty naval power with any blockade.

    How this dispute will end is still unknown. Paris accuses London of not complying with its own obligations under Brexit and threatens to retaliate. So a possible power outage is not the worst thing the French are threatening. We are already talking about the expulsion of British banks from France. So it may be time for London to recall the AUG directed to China and two ships from the Black Sea, otherwise the forces will not be enough to cover all their islands.

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