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Title: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: adroth on September 24, 2016, 01:29:15 PM
Time lapse

https://youtu.be/GilzDJRfhDo

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Title: USMC F35s on CVFs?
Post by: MCentaur on September 30, 2016, 01:36:50 AM
A precursor to making the CVFs into oversize LHAs (without well decks)?

Defense News (http://www.defensenews.com/articles/british-naval-commander-wants-us-marine-aviation-on-aircraft-carrier)

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British Naval Commander Wants US Marine Aviation on Aircraft Carrier
By: Andrew Chuter, September 29, 2016

ROSYTH, Scotland — The commander of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s new aircraft carrier, would like to see US Marine Corps F-35Bs and V-22s embark for up to nine months at a time once the warship becomes operational.

“We’ll certainly see some footprint aboard the ship. The big question is do they deploy with us much longer term in the future, maybe for six, seven, eight, nine months from when we deploy. That’s what I would love to see,” Capt. Jerry Kyd said.

Confirmation that the Royal Navy’s 70,000-ton aircraft carrier force would embark US Marine Corps (USMC) F-35Bs came during a meeting between UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and his US counterpart, Ash Carter, in London at the start of September.

Fallon said that eventually British aircraft could be deployed on US aircraft carriers.

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Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on October 01, 2016, 11:39:40 AM
UK Royal Navy conducts study to plan amphibious capability integration in Queen Elizabeth carriers | IHS Jane's 360 (http://www.janes.com/article/64234/uk-royal-navy-conducts-study-to-plan-amphibious-capability-integration-in-queen-elizabeth-carriers) - 30 September 2016
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The two carriers - the future HM ships Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales - are dedicated to generating carrier strike operations. However, the size and scale of the 65,000-tonne platforms provides the flexibility to support additional roles.

In its 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), the UK government stated its intent to "enhance a Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier to support this amphibious capability".

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The hangar deck on the UK's second-in-class Queen Elizabeth carrier Prince of Wales. The size of the ship, and the inherent flexibility in its design, are evident. (Lee Willett/IHS)
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on October 01, 2016, 11:45:27 AM
Photos from Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier FB Page

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Friday 1st July 2016 marks an historic day for the UK as the future of the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force combat air fleets, the F-35B Lightning II, flew over their prospective ‘homes’; HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Prince of Wales in Rosyth and RAF Marham in Norfolk
Crown copyright 2016

Supercarrier nears completion | UK Defense Journal (https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/supercarrier-nears-completion/?utm_source=FB&utm_medium=FacebookPage&utm_campaign=social) - September 30, 2016
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HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first supercarrier in a fleet of two, is currently in the final stages of completion, the vessel is due to go sea for trials in the New Year.

She’ll return to the Forth once those are done for a final period of fitting out and testing.

Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on October 05, 2016, 05:16:10 PM
Work continues on UK carrier Queen Elizabeth ahead of sea trials | IHS Jane's 360 (http://www.janes.com/article/64323/work-continues-on-uk-carrier-queen-elizabeth-ahead-of-sea-trials) - 05 October 2016
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* A power and propulsion de-risking trial is planned before the end of 2016
* A thermal spray deck coating is being applied to protect Queen Elizabeth's flight deck from the extreme temperatures produced by the F-35B Lightning II engine

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The UK's lead aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth, alongside in Rosyth's inner basin on 27 September. Source: Richard Scott/NAVYPIX
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on June 28, 2017, 02:32:26 PM
Queen Elizabeth sets sail for sea trials | IHS Jane's 360 (http://www.janes.com/article/71773/queen-elizabeth-sets-sail-for-sea-trials) - 27 June 2017
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Queen Elizabeth , the UK's largest ever aircraft carrier, has left Rosyth dockyard for the first time to begin its contractors' sea trails.

The 65,000-tonne vessel was manoeuvred out of the dockyard on 26 June prior to subsequently passing under the three major bridges across the Firth of Forth to start its four-month-long contractor's trials programme before being handed over to the Royal Navy (RN).

Eleven tugs were used to move the 280 m-long ship out of the basin at Rosyth and position it in the Firth. The carrier then proceeded under its own power.

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Queen Elizabeth, one of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, begins to leave the dockyard at Rosyth to begin her contractors' trials. Source: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/PA Images
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Queen Elizabeth, the UK's largest ever aircraft carrier, prepares to sail from Rosyth dockyard for the first time on 26 June to begin her contractors' sea trails. (T Ripley)

Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on June 30, 2017, 01:24:35 PM
Royal Navy Frigates Escorting HMS Queen Elizabeth on Maiden Sea Voyage | Navy Recognition (http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2017/june-2017-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/5334-royal-navy-frigates-escorting-hms-queen-elizabeth-on-maiden-sea-voyage.html) - 29 June 2017
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Two Royal Navy frigates have joined HMS Queen Elizabeth to secure the seas around the giant aircraft carrier as she embarks on her maiden sea trials. HMS Sutherland and HMS Iron Duke are escorting the Royal Navy's largest ever warship as she conducts vital system tests off the coast of Scotland.

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HMS Sutherland and HMS Iron Duke are escorting HMS Queen Elizabeth. Royal Navy picture.
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on July 01, 2017, 11:07:36 AM
UK confident ahead of F-35B and Queen Elizabeth integration trials | IHS Jane's 360 (http://www.janes.com/article/71925/uk-confident-ahead-of-f-35b-and-queen-elizabeth-integration-trials) - 30 June 2017
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Speaking days after the Royal Navy's (RN's) Queen Elizabeth (QE) aircraft carrier set sail for its first sea trials, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier said that the work already done by UK and US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel to test the F-35B on the corps' amphibious assault ships has helped to prepare the ground for QE integration trials that are scheduled to begin in late 2018.

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With the first UK F-35Bs due to arrive on Queen Elizabeth at the end of 2018, initial operating capability for aircraft aboard the carrier is due in 2020. In 2021, the USMC is set to embark a number of its jets aboard the ship, which will further de-risk the programme for the UK. Full operating capability for both the Queen Elizabeth and the UK's F-35B force is set for 2023.
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: adroth on July 27, 2017, 11:56:22 PM
Britain's new aircraft carriers to test Beijing in South China Sea
UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson commits ‘colossal’ carriers to embarking on freedom of navigation exercises in pointed remarks
Ben Doherty in Sydney
@bendohertycorro
Thursday 27 July 2017 08.47 EDT First published on Thursday 27 July 2017 04.20 EDT

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/27/britains-new-aircraft-carriers-to-test-beijing-in-south-china-sea?CMP=share_btn_fb

Boris Johnson has committed the UK’s two brand new aircraft carriers to freedom of navigation exercises in the fiercely contested waters of the South China Sea.

In a pointed declaration aimed squarely at China, whose island-building and militarisation in the sea has unnerved western powers, the British foreign secretary said that when the ships came into service they would be sent to the Asia-Pacific region as one of their first assignments.

“One of the first things we will do with the two new colossal aircraft carriers that we have just built is send them on a freedom of navigation operation to this area,” Johnson said in Sydney on Thursday, “to vindicate our belief in the rules-based international system and in the freedom of navigation through those waterways which are absolutely vital for world trade.”

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Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on August 11, 2017, 04:36:40 PM
Royal Navy has ‘enough frigates and destroyers’ to protect HMS Queen Elizabeth | ukdefencejournal.org.uk (https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/royal-navy-enough-frigates-destroyers-protect-hms-queen-elizabeth/)
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Rear Admiral Burton, Commander UK maritime forces, said:

“We have enough frigates and destroyers to protect that task group.

We will use coalition frigates and destroyers, but we have enough to deliver a sovereign task group.

We’re building OPVs as well to deliver some of the capabilities that would otherwise be delivered by frigates and destroyers.
So I’m confident that with the eight Type 26s, the six Type 45s, the OPVs and the Type 31s that are coming online, that will be sufficient to protect the task group and deliver the other responsibilities that the department asks of us.”

Recently, HMS Queen Elizabeth met up with the USS George H. W. Bush and her carrier strike group off the coast of Scotland.
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on August 11, 2017, 04:39:26 PM
Navy Recognition (https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2017/august-2017-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/5466-hms-queen-elizabeth-met-up-with-us-navy-carrier-group-off-scottish-coast.html) - 10 August 2017
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Ahead of her first entry to Portsmouth, HMS Queen Elizabeth has met up with the USS George HW Bush and her carrier strike group off the coast of Scotland. The Nimitz-class US carrier has more than 60 Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines on board, who have been working with their US counterparts to hone carrier strike skills ahead of HMS Queen Elizabeth's entry into service.

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The Royal Navy Duke-class frigates HMS Iron Duke (F 234), left, and HMS Westminster (F 237), the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate Helge Ingstad (F 313), The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), and the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) are underway in formation during exercise Saxon Warrior 2017. The U.S. and United Kingdom co-hosted carrier strike group exercise demonstrates interoperability and capability to respond to crises and deter potential threats.
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An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, bottom, and an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Blacklions" of VFA-213 fly in formation above the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) during exercise Saxon Warrior 2017. The U.S. and U.K. co-hosted carrier strike group exercise demonstrates interoperability and capability to respond to crises and deter potential threats. (U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Jim McCall/Released)
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on August 18, 2017, 03:15:46 PM
HMS Queen Elizabeth comes home to Portsmouth | IHS Jane's 360 (http://www.janes.com/article/73155/hms-queen-elizabeth-comes-home-to-portsmouth) - 16 August 2017

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The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, entered its home port of Portsmouth for the first time on 16 August. Source: Crown Copyright
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on September 05, 2017, 04:56:38 PM
Royal Navy considers two carriers essential for F-35 trials | IHS Jane's 360 (http://www.janes.com/article/73492/royal-navy-considers-two-carriers-essential-for-f-35-trials) - 01 September 2017
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Two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers are needed to keep the UK flight trials of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II combat aircraft on schedule to allow the Royal Navy (RN) to declare its full carrier strike capability, according to the senior officer of the second in the class.

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Martin Douglass, engineering director of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA) industrial consortium, which is building the two new 65,000-tonne carriers for the RN, told Jane’s on 31 August that they are currently “on track” to float Prince of Wales out of its dry dock next summer and begin sea trials in mid-2019.

He said the ACA was already applying lessons from the first-of-class build process and sea trials to the second carrier. This includes making improvements to the process of preparing its heat-resistant flight deck coverings and installing an improved F-35 landing light systems earlier in the build process, he said.

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The Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier is scheduled to leave its dry dock next summer and begin sea trials in mid-2019. Source: Tim Ripley
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: adroth on November 04, 2017, 02:24:00 PM
1 NOVEMBER 2017 NEWS
British Royal Navy’s future HMS Queen Elizabeth begins next set of sea trials

http://www.naval-technology.com/news/royal-navys-future-hms-queen-elizabeth-begins-next-set-of-sea-trials/

The British Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has sailed from Portsmouth Naval Base to commence its next set of sea trials.

The sea trials are being carried out in order to evaluate the capabilities of the £3bn navy ship.

HMS Queen Elizabeth originally arrived at Portsmouth naval base in August, where it underwent a planned two-month maintenance period.

Portsmouth Naval Base captain Bill Oliphant said: “This period at sea will mark an extremely significant milestone in the life of the ship, leading towards her acceptance into the Royal Navy at her commissioning later this year, back in her home port of Portsmouth.”

The 65,000t Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier is expected to be at sea for the next month and is currently scheduled to be delivered to the Royal Navy by the end of this year.

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Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: adroth on November 11, 2017, 03:28:06 AM
The HMS Elizabeth left Portsmouth just after 12.45pm today as she begins a month-long deployment at sea.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5062819/New-3billion-aircraft-carrier-leaves-port-time.html#ixzz4y3hD7STI
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Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on November 18, 2017, 06:34:00 PM
Queen Elizabeth to formally join fleet | Jane's 360 (http://www.janes.com/article/75777/queen-elizabeth-to-formally-join-fleet) - 17 November 2017
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The UK Royal Navy’s first Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier is to complete its contractors’ sea trials and formally join the fleet on 7 December.

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The ship left Portsmouth on 30 October to begin the second phase of its contractors’ trials, which are focused on proving the performance of its communications, radar, and other sensors. Open-source AIS transponder tracks indicate that the carrier operated around Land’s End and the north coast of Cornwall during the first two weeks of the trials.

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Queen Elizabeth will formally join the fleet on 7 December. Source: Crown Copyright
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on December 11, 2017, 02:16:44 AM
Her Majesty The Queen welcomed HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy fleet | Navy Recognition (https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2017/december-2017-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/5793-her-majesty-the-queen-welcomed-hms-queen-elizabeth-into-the-royal-navy-fleet.html) - 08 December 2017
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Her Majesty The Queen has commissioned the UK's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy. The Queen spoke at a ceremony in Portsmouth Naval Base, attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and military chiefs. In her role as the ship's Lady Sponsor Her Majesty addressed guests before the Ship's Commanding Officer, Captain Jerry Kyd, read the commissioning warrant.

The iconic White Ensign was then raised, symbolising the commissioning of the nation's future flagship into the Royal Navy's fleet.

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The Queen welcomed Royal Navy's largest ever ship into the fleet
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In her role as the ship's Lady Sponsor Her Majesty addressed guests before the Ship's Commanding Officer, Captain Jerry Kyd, read the commissioning warrant.

Photos taken from navyrecognition.com
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on December 27, 2017, 05:09:42 PM
Prince of Wales floats out ahead of schedule | Janes (http://www.janes.com/article/76642/prince-of-wales-floats-out-ahead-of-schedule) - 22 December 2017
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The future HMS Prince of Wales , originally planned to launch in 2018, was floated out ahead of schedule during a ceremony held at BAE Systems’ Rosyth facility in Scotland, officials said.

Under current plans, sea trials for the 65,000-tonne ship are expected to start in 2019.

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The UK's second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, Prince of Wales , is floated out on 21 December. Source: BAE Systems
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on February 11, 2018, 02:50:51 AM
HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Gibraltar for first overseas visit | Navy Recognition (https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/february-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/5938-hms-queen-elizabeth-arrives-in-gibraltar-for-first-overseas-visit.html) - 10 February 2018
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The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Gibraltar today for her first overseas port visit. The 65,000-tonne future flagship will be conducting a routine logistics stop having left her home in Portsmouth last week for helicopter trials. These helicopter trials take place before the fixed wing F35 Lightning II trials later this year.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Gibraltar for first overseas visit. Royal Navy picture.
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: xyzseaman on February 26, 2018, 03:20:55 AM
I read recently that Boeing is offering a STOBAR version of the Super Hornet for the Indian Navy's carriers. I wonder if it will work on the QE class?
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: adroth on June 11, 2018, 05:09:07 AM
Tweet by https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1005808938661613568

HMS Queen Elizabeth sails for part II helicopter trials

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Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: adroth on June 11, 2018, 05:39:10 AM
From: https://twitter.com/MaritimePhotos/status/1005756612609441792

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Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: adroth on June 25, 2018, 08:52:02 PM
https://twitter.com/cavasships/status/1010929431324524544?s=21
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on June 26, 2018, 11:12:43 AM
From: Navy Recognition (http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/june-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/6297-royal-navy-s-aircraft-carrier-hms-queen-elizabeth-carried-out-her-first-unrep.html) - 22 June 2018

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Royal Navy's Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Carried Out her first UNREP

In fairly choppy conditions, the 65,000-tonne warship practised the manoeuvre – known as replenishment at sea – to take on supplies on both her port (left) and starboard (right) sides.

The two ships were just 42 metres – 138ft – apart, sailing along at 12 knots (14mph/22kmh) as the lines were passed and the fuel hose transferred to hook up with the intake on the carrier.

If needed, the Tide-class ship could deliver 800 cubic metres of fuel in an hour – that’s enough to fill up more than 14,500 Superminis... and less than one twentieth of the total amount of fuel the tanker carries.

For the maiden transfer just 220 ‘cubes’ of F76 marine fuel was sent across – the replenishment was more about testing the principle rather than the carrier’s tanks running low.

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Royal Navy picture.

Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier | HMS Queen Elizabeth refuelling at sea | Royal Navy video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPnD6gL2vTM
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: adroth on July 01, 2018, 03:54:41 PM
https://twitter.com/HMSQnlz/status/1010596420804435968

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Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on September 29, 2018, 11:52:54 PM
F-35B Fighters Land on HMS Queen Elizabeth for the First Time | Navy Recognition (https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/september-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/6529-f-35b-fighters-land-on-hms-queen-elizabeth-for-the-first-time.html) -  29 September 2018
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Fast fighter jets are once again flying from a Royal Navy aircraft carrier as the first F-35s have landed on the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Royal Navy Commander Nathan Gray and RAF Squadron Leader Andy Edgell were the first pilots to make history by landing their F-35 Lightning stealth jets on the flight deck of Britain's newest carrier.

Shortly afterwards, Commander Gray became the first pilot to take off using the ship's ski ramp. The flying operations mark the start of more than 500 take-offs and landings set to take place from the warship over the next 11 weeks.

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The jets will be put through their paces over the coming weeks in a range of sea and weather conditions. Having then completed the trials, which are taking place off the east coast of the United States, the giant aircraft carrier is expected to visit New York.

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Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: adroth on October 09, 2018, 02:58:02 PM
F-35Bs land on UK carrier for first time
Tim Ripley, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
29 September 2018

https://www.janes.com/article/83430/f-35bs-land-on-uk-carrier-for-first-time?utm_campaign=PC6110_E18%20DF%20NL%20Naval%2002_10_18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

Key Points

    F-35Bs flown by UK test pilots have landed on the Royal Navy carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time
    The event effectively marks the closing of the UK's ‘carrier gap’

A Royal Navy (RN) pilot landed a Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter on the UK aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time on 25 September.

The event, which signalled the return of fixed-wing aircraft operations from RN carriers after almost an eight-year hiatus, took place off the east coast of the United States.

RN Commander Nathan Gray was at the controls of the first aircraft, BF-05, to land on the 65,000-tonne carrier and in quick succession Royal Air Force (RAF) Squadron Leader Andy Edgell landed his aircraft, BF-04, on the ship.

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Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on October 16, 2018, 03:42:01 AM
First F-35B SRVL recovery completed on HMS Queen Elizabeth | Janes (https://www.janes.com/article/83792/first-f-35b-srvl-recovery-completed-on-hms-queen-elizabeth) - 15 October 2018
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Key Points
* An F-35B made the first SRVL recovery on to HMS Queen Elizabeth on 13 October
* SRVLs allow F-35Bs to make carrier landings with heavier loads, avoiding the need to jettison fuel and/or weapons

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Frame from a merged photo sequence showing the first SRVL recovery on to HMS Queen Elizabeth. Image taken from janes.com
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: adroth on January 10, 2019, 12:52:06 AM
https://twitter.com/navylookout/status/1082938788651900928?s=21

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Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: adroth on February 17, 2019, 03:40:37 PM
UK to send new aircraft carrier loaded with F35 jets into South China Sea
David Reid
CNBC11 February 2019

https://ph.news.yahoo.com/uk-send-aircraft-carrier-loaded-122529614.html?fbclid=IwAR23ggUTgUGxc549x4S6nWKE7Reqn8QxFBxTYg3C5FAXqkxMjypzj0NLALI

The United Kingdom will deploy its new aircraft carrier, loaded with two squadrons of F-35 aircraft into the politically-fraught South China Sea.

British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson confirmed in a speech Monday morning that the Royal Navy's HMS Queen Elizabeth will sail into waters that are the subject of dispute between China and other nations.

At an address given to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, Williamson said Britain was the second largest investor in the region and it must display "hard power" and "lethality" to help protect interests.

The £3 billion ($3.9 billion) carrier's outing will also sail into the Middle East and Mediterranean and will be officially a mixed U.K./U.S. deployment.

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Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: adroth on April 17, 2019, 01:18:19 PM
https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1115950175728619521

@HMSQNLZ now safely in drydock at Rosyth. @HMSPWLS fitting out prior to departing on sea trials in late autumn

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Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on May 23, 2019, 02:49:11 AM
https://navaltoday.com/2019/05/22/hms-queen-elizabeth-afloat-after-first-docking-period-ready-for-final-round-of-trials/

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HMS Queen Elizabeth afloat after first docking period, ready for final round of trials
May 22, 2019

The carrier will now embark on a final round of trials before joining the fleet sometime in 2020. Westlant 19, as this round of trials is named, will include operational testing with UK F-35B Lightning II fighter jets, following on from last’s year’s developmental tests with US trials jets.

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Photo: DevlinPhoto/Royal Navy

Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on June 07, 2019, 03:27:16 AM
https://www.janes.com/article/89039/hms-queen-elizabeth-to-be-committed-to-nato

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HMS Queen Elizabeth to be committed to NATO
04 June 2019

The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth , will be made available to NATO under the alliance's Readiness Initiative when it becomes operational in 2021, outgoing prime minister Theresa May announced on 4 June. "NATO will soon be able to call on the UK's Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers and F-35 fighter jets to help tackle threats around the world," she said.

The Readiness Initiative was launched by NATO leaders during their 11-12 July 2018 Brussels summit, where they approved the so-called 'Four Thirties', committing to making 30 mechanised battalions, 30 air squadrons, and 30 warships ready for rapid reinforcement during a crisis within no more than 30 days by 2020, drawing on existing national forces.

The Readiness Initiative aims to help NATO face threats from the east, south, and further afield.

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A British Army Apache AH1 landed on HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time on 3 June. The UK has committed the carrier to NATO’s Readiness Initiative. Source: Crown Copyright

Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on June 28, 2019, 05:10:51 AM
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/imps-news/intermarine-completes-pontoon-rn-carriers/

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Intermarine completes pontoon for RN carriers
27th June 2019 - 10:30 GMT

It has built a 24x12 metre pontoon that will be moored to the stern of either HMS Queen Elizabeth or HMS Prince of Wales when anchored in Portsmouth, UK, allowing crew and passengers to board and disembark at the rear of the ship.

Intermarine UK, part of Polish-owned Inter Marine Group, opened a 2,000sqm fabrication and welding facility at Portland Port on England’s south coast at the start of 2018, and over the past year has spent in excess of £500,000 equipping the site with machinery.

The pontoon was built in four sections over a period of two-and-a-half months. Each part was then bolted together to create a floating platform with a lightship displacement of 86 tonnes. The bolted I-section framework in the middle of the pontoon carries a soft patch deck area of approximately 16x6 metres.
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Ayoshi on July 09, 2019, 06:23:58 PM
https://navaltoday.com/2019/07/08/video-hms-queen-elizabeth-tests-newly-installed-phalanx-ciws-for-first-time/

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Video: HMS Queen Elizabeth tests newly-installed Phalanx CIWS for first time

While it tested only two Phalanx guns, the ship is set to be fitted with a total of three overlapping rapid-fire radar and electro-optical guided guns.

Featuring a 20mm barrel, Phalanx is capable of firing 4,500 rounds per minute against anti-ship missiles and a range of surface threats.

HMS Queen Elizabeth conducts first phalanx CIWS test-firing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0r4UX69X14