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HMS Queen Elizabeth
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USMC F35s on CVFs?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 10:36:50 AM »
A precursor to making the CVFs into oversize LHAs (without well decks)?

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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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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 08:39:40 PM »
UK Royal Navy conducts study to plan amphibious capability integration in Queen Elizabeth carriers | IHS Jane's 360 - 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".


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)

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 08:45:27 PM »
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
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Supercarrier nears completion | UK Defense Journal - 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.


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 02:16:10 AM »
Work continues on UK carrier Queen Elizabeth ahead of sea trials | IHS Jane's 360 - 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


The UK's lead aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth, alongside in Rosyth's inner basin on 27 September. Source: Richard Scott/NAVYPIX

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 11:32:26 PM »
Queen Elizabeth sets sail for sea trials | IHS Jane's 360 - 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.


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)


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2017, 10:24:35 PM »
Royal Navy Frigates Escorting HMS Queen Elizabeth on Maiden Sea Voyage | Navy Recognition - 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.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2017, 08:07:36 PM »
UK confident ahead of F-35B and Queen Elizabeth integration trials | IHS Jane's 360 - 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.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2017, 08:56:22 AM »
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
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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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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2017, 01:36:40 AM »
Royal Navy has ‘enough frigates and destroyers’ to protect HMS Queen Elizabeth | ukdefencejournal.org.uk
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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.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2017, 01:39:26 AM »
Navy Recognition - 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.


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)