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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #30 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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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #31 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.


Photo: DevlinPhoto/Royal Navy


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #32 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.


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


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #33 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.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #34 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



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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2019, 02:46:41 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/90762/uk-begins-westlant-19-carrier-deployment

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UK begins ‘Westlant 19’ carrier deployment
30 August 2019

Known as 'Westlant 19,' the deployment will see the carrier conduct operational testing (OT-1) with UK F-35B Lightning aircraft. 'Westlant 19' will also 'operationalise' the UK Carrier Strike Group (CSG) construct ahead of a first deployment planned for 2021.

Building on last year's 'Westlant 18' deployment, during which Queen Elizabeth completed development testing (DT-1/DT-2) with the F-35B, OT-1 will see the carrier conduct five weeks of testing with F-35Bs and pilots drawn from No 17(R) Test and Evaluation Squadron, and the Lightning Force at Royal Air Force (RAF) Marham (No 207 Squadron and No 617 Squadron).

Queen Elizabeth is being escorted by the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon and the Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland , with the Tide-class fleet tanker RFA Tideforce providing tanker support to the strike group. Lima Company, 42 Command Royal Marines, and a Role 2 medical team afloat are also embarked on the carrier.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2019, 05:49:05 AM »
China warns Britain against planned HMS Queen Elizabeth deployment
By Elizabeth Shim

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/09/10/China-warns-Britain-against-planned-HMS-Queen-Elizabeth-deployment/9421568131961/

Sept. 10 (UPI) -- China is warning Britain against becoming more active in areas near disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Maj. Gen. Su Guanghui, Beijing's defense attaché to London, has said British military cooperation with the United States would be considered "hostile," The Telegraph reported.


"If the United States and Britain join hands in a challenge or violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China, that would be hostile action," Su said, according to the report.

The statement comes at a time when Britain could be considering deploying the HMS Queen Elizabeth to the South China Sea.

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"The presence of international navies in the South China Sea is normal and the Royal Navy is no exception to this," a British naval spokesman said. "We remain committed to asserting rights of freedom of navigation at sea and in the air as provided for by international law."


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http://www.aerotechnews.com/blog/2018/12/03/pax-river-f-35-itf-leaves-hms-queen-elizabeth-after-eclipsing-aspirations/



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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2019, 10:28:57 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/91483/mv-22-conducts-night-landings-on-queen-elizabeth

MV-22 conducts night landings on Queen Elizabeth
24 September 2019


The RN has been anxious to further MV-22 integration on the QEC ships to establish the Osprey as a credible maritime intra-theatre lift solution. Source: Royal Navy/Crown Copyright