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    Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm: News

    Isos
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    Post  Isos Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:02 am

    What a shitty ship. lol1 . Chinese are so affraid lol1 . Even their light corvette which they have 70 of them are better than this thing.

    They are also buying the type 26 frigate.

    And before they even started them, they knew both class suck thus they are creating the type 32.

    Most funny is that they will get one of each and their shitty beautiful economy will collapse.

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    Post  GarryB Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:52 pm

    Yeah, our Meko class frigate was fitted for but not with lots of stuff... but then we are not trying to take on the Chinese navy in Chinese waters... for policing fisheries areas and anti smuggling stuff and locating the odd lost yacht poor weapons load outs are fine...
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    Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm: News - Page 8 Empty Britain reaffirms Asia 'tilt' as new warship makes Singapore stop

    Post  Finty Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:42 pm

    https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/britain-reaffirms-asia-tilt-new-warship-makes-singapore-stop-2021-10-11/

    Britain reaffirms Asia 'tilt' as new warship makes Singapore stop

    SINGAPORE, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Britain's new aircraft carrier the HMS Queen Elizabeth made a stop in Singapore on Monday, part of a move to reassert itself globally and boost its military presence in Asia amid rising competition among major powers.

    The Queen Elizabeth led a British carrier strike group in exercises with Singapore's military at the weekend, including naval manoeuvres and simulated combat training with F-35B stealth fighters and F-16 jets.

    Britain plans to permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters, where the United States and Western allies are trying to contain China's militarisation and island-building in seas vital to the movement of trillions of dollars of global trade.

    "Our recent integrated review highlighted the importance of the Indo Pacific and the UK's intent to tilt here and have an increased footprint, and much more persistent presence," strike group commander, Commodore Steve Moorhouse, told Reuters aboard the new 65,000-tonne vessel.


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    "What better way to just show that off in the first instance, with Queen Elizabeth deploying here for her first operational deployment."

    A member of navy personnel stands on the flight deck of Britain’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier at Changi Naval Base in Singapore October 11, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su
    A view of the British Royal Navy's HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan September 6, 2021. Kiyoshi Ota/Pool via REUTERS
    A row of Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft is seen onboard Britain’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier at Changi Naval Base in Singapore October 11, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su


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    A view of the British Royal Navy's HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan September 6, 2021. Kiyoshi Ota/Pool via REUTERS



    Singapore is one of more than 40 countries the strike group will interact with through visits or exercises during its global deployment, according to a British government statement.

    Britain, like China, now has two aircraft carriers, compared to the United States' 11. The $4 billion Queen Elizabeth is the largest warship built by the British military and is roughly the length of three soccer fields at 274 metres (900 feet).

    The Queen Elizabeth travelled to Japan last month to mark the start of the permanent military presence, which came as the United States, Britain and Australia agreed a trilateral regional defence pact, AUKUS.


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    In recent years, China has controversially deployed coastguard ships all over the South China Sea and built manmade islands with missile systems, to assert vast territorial claims that an international arbitral ruling has declared invalid.

    China earlier this month made the largest ever incursion with its air force into the Taiwan's air defence zone.

    And a piece from last month regarding Japan https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/britain-shows-off-queen-elizabeth-aircraft-carrier-anxious-japan-2021-09-06/

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    Post  Isos Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:03 am

    Their carrier is just a 10 billion $ target.

    And in their case ther3 is no "tilt", they just follow orders of US navy and deploy where they tell them to deploy.

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    Post  GarryB Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:01 am

    You could only call it a tilt if most British Navy ships were in British waters defending British interests and also in other places around the world also defending British interests.

    The fact that this tilt to Asia consists of most of their working fleet makes it seem more of a stagger or even a partial collapse.

    It is interesting that the UK and US have both invaded islands that don't belong to them and forced the local populations to leave against their will so they can build large military bases on these islands and that is OK in international law, but islands that China build themselves do not legally belong to China is laughable and pretty pathetic...

    Talking about Chinese militarisation and aggression in the region while mentioning the only new military alliance was created between the US, UK and Australia... but somehow it is China that is the aggressor.

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