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The "route" of the first military campaign of the British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth is named

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To enhance the combat capabilities of its aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth, the UK Department of Defense has decided to purchase SPEAR3 missiles for F-35B fighters. By now, HMS Queen Elizabeth and his strike team have reached a state of initial operational readiness.


This was reported by the press service of the British Defense Department.

The strike aircraft carrier group includes the aircraft carrier itself, its air wing, as well as escort ships and submarines. The status of initial operational readiness means that all the components of the group are united into a single whole and are able to successfully interact with each other, in particular, to provide anti-submarine protection for the flagship.

The "route" of the first military campaign of the British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth and its strike group has been named. It is known that this hike will take place in 2021. The squadron will pass the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf and enter the Pacific Ocean.

Earlier in Britain it was stated that HMS Queen Elizabeth would be used to "contain China." In response, China advised the British to deal with their problems, including Brexit.

The flagship's air group, according to various sources, will consist of 12 to 24 F-35B fighters. The maximum strength of the HMS Queen Elizabeth air wing is 40 units, expandable to 70. In addition to the F-35B, the aircraft carrier can carry the Merlin multi-purpose helicopters and the V-22 Osprey convertiplanes.

HMS Queen Elizabeth entered service in December 2017.
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  1. Prisoner
    Prisoner 8 January 2021 10: 09
    +3
    winked Why "first"? The first one seems to have already been, though very short.
    1. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr 8 January 2021 10: 13
      0
      Will such a strike group scare China and cowardly hide on the mainland? Brita are talking about another nonsense. The Chinese will have another target for defeat.
      1. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 8 January 2021 10: 22
        0
        I wonder what options China has to work out this target? what
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 8 January 2021 10: 53
          +1
          The Chinese have worked on this topic a month ago, even in the schedule. Even if the Brits gather their entire mighty fleet, then the ratio is 1 to 10 on pennants. With aviks, a question of three Chinese like 2 are equipped with aircraft wings. Not a word in the article, they eliminated Lizka's problems with screws and deadwoods, the last flow! hi
        2. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 9 January 2021 10: 01
          0
          Quote: bessmertniy
          I wonder what options China has to work out this target? what

          Take my word for it, there are options. And they will work if need be. I thought about something else - and what, at the tip of Washington, did they not flood into the Black Sea?
          1. Rzzz
            Rzzz 9 January 2021 13: 54
            +1
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            and cho, at the tip of Washington, they did not flood into the Black Sea?

            They can't go there. According to Montreux, non-Black Sea powers are allowed to enter small warships for no more than 3 weeks.
            In addition, this fool in the Bosphorus will not get through under bridges.
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 9 January 2021 14: 25
              0
              Quote: rzzz
              They can't go there. Po Montreux

              Something tells me that America will soon forget Montreux ... And we will have to answer somehow.
      2. figwam
        figwam 8 January 2021 11: 38
        +4
        Quote: oleg-gr
        Such a strike team will scare China

        This aircraft carrier will operate jointly and subordinate to the American strike group.
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 9 January 2021 10: 05
          0
          Sergey, hi !
          Quote: figvam
          Quote: oleg-gr
          Such a strike team will scare China

          This aircraft carrier will operate jointly and subordinate to the American strike group.
          One, far from the most powerful missile with a nuclear warhead - and where is that "strike group"? Don't they laugh at themselves?
      3. Doccor18
        Doccor18 8 January 2021 11: 43
        +2
        Quote: oleg-gr
        Such a strike team would scare China ...

        You still need to get to China ...
      4. Machito
        Machito 8 January 2021 11: 54
        +4
        Sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, I wish the British aircraft carrier: Seven feet of water above Klotik am
        1. Petr Vladimirovich
          Petr Vladimirovich 8 January 2021 15: 55
          +1
          Gee gee gee ... drinks
        2. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 9 January 2021 10: 09
          +1
          Quote: Bearded
          Seven feet of water above the klotik

          I’ve never been a sailor, so I don’t know what kind of "klotik" is. But above deck - I join you. I think the problems will begin and we will laugh some more.
    2. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 8 January 2021 10: 34
      +2
      Earlier in Britain it was said that HMS Queen Elizabeth would be used to "contain China."
      stupid and funny.
      1. novel66
        novel66 8 January 2021 13: 11
        0
        let the queen go around ...
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  3. Magic archer
    Magic archer 8 January 2021 10: 12
    +4
    And yet it is strange why the British chose a NOT NUCLEAR power plant for such a large ship, no matter how 70000 tons of displacement. In the USSR, after the adoption of Kuznetsov, they were going to build with a nuclear installation, realizing its benefits. And then .... not clear what
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 8 January 2021 10: 30
      +2
      Quote: Magic Archer
      And yet it is strange why the British chose a NOT NUCLEAR power plant for such a large ship.

      The queen is out of money.
      1. Charik
        Charik 9 January 2021 03: 22
        -1
        ROSATOM under sanctions - they were beating with the reactor, and so they sailed to American gas stations in Saudi Iraq, etc., etc.
      2. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 9 January 2021 10: 11
        0
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Quote: Magic Archer
        And yet it is strange why the British chose a NOT NUCLEAR power plant for such a large ship.

        The queen is out of money.

        Did the Fed's printing press jam? Not yet ...
    2. Petro_tut
      Petro_tut 8 January 2021 10: 32
      +6
      After the adoption of Kuznetsov, the USSR was going to build with a nuclear installation, realizing its benefits. And here .... It's not clear what

      scared by the stern look of Gretta Tumberg laughing
    3. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 8 January 2021 10: 34
      +2
      Quote: Magic Archer
      And yet it is strange why the British chose a NOT NUCLEAR power plant for such a large ship.

      sanctions..))))
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 8 January 2021 10: 57
        -6
        The Khfrans even have an atomic one, though they say the machine command glows in the dark! drinks
    4. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 8 January 2021 22: 22
      +1
      Quote: Magic Archer
      And yet it is strange why the British chose a NOT NUCLEAR power plant for such a large ship, no matter how 70000 tons of displacement. In the USSR, after the adoption of Kuznetsov, they were going to build with a nuclear installation, realizing its benefits. And then .... not clear what


      Atomic energy is needed only to generate the required amount of steam to ensure the maximum rate of operation of the catapults in previous models.
      And in the most modern generation of electricity for the operation of new EMALS catapults and new electromechanical finishers ...
      This is approximately 250 flights per day by American standards.

      since the Angles only have a springboard - accordingly, they do not need such a huge amount of energy (thermal or electrical). That's the whole reason.
  4. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 8 January 2021 10: 28
    -2
    It is known that this hike will take place in 2021. The squadron will pass the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf and enter the Pacific Ocean.

    What to do in Mediterranean? Well, you can, of course, bask in the Sun. The Persian Gulf, and what has "Her Majesty's ships" forgotten there? Pacific Ocean ? And we were not expecting you, row from here.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 8 January 2021 11: 45
      0
      Quote: tihonmarine
      It is known that this hike will take place in 2021. The squadron will pass the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf and enter the Pacific Ocean.

      What to do in Mediterranean? Well, you can, of course, bask in the Sun. The Persian Gulf, and what has "Her Majesty's ships" forgotten there? Pacific Ocean ? And we were not expecting you, row from here.
      show the whole world the brainchild of the "gloomy British genius" ...
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 8 January 2021 11: 47
        +2
        Quote: Doccor18
        show the whole world the brainchild of the "gloomy British genius" ...

        Think back to the old days "Rule Britain, rule the seas."
        1. Doccor18
          Doccor18 8 January 2021 11: 51
          0
          Not for fat ... but ambition remains
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 8 January 2021 12: 02
            +2
            Quote: Doccor18
            Not for fat ... but ambition remains

            There were times when HMS entered the port, everyone else fled from the port as if stung. Those days are over, but ambitions remain.
    2. novel66
      novel66 8 January 2021 13: 13
      0
      to the places of military glory "Prince of Wales" to the bottom! drinks
    3. Charik
      Charik 9 January 2021 03: 27
      -1
      In Mediterranean, F35 will be tested in Syria, under the Jews, they will be encrypted, and they can scare Iran, well, they can even rake in a colony-Australia, or, as they like, stir up provocation somewhere
    4. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 9 January 2021 10: 16
      +1
      Quote: tihonmarine
      and then they forgot "Her Majesty ships"

      Maybe the memory of the "mistress of the seas" haunts? So we should remember that the 19th century has passed, 21st on board. And the "mistress of the seas" is over ...
  5. Petro_tut
    Petro_tut 8 January 2021 10: 28
    -5
    The squadron will pass the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf and enter the Pacific Ocean

    Was a channel dripped from the Mediterranean into the Persian Gulf? Will the Indian Ocean bend around too? wassat
    1. Cheerock
      Cheerock 8 January 2021 10: 56
      +2
      Quote: Petro_tut
      The squadron will pass the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf and enter the Pacific Ocean

      Was a channel dripped from the Mediterranean into the Persian Gulf? Will the Indian Ocean bend around too? wassat

      Suez Canal lol
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 8 January 2021 11: 46
      +7
      "Did a channel drip from the Mediterranean into the Persian Gulf?"
      ----
      Dug 150 years ago. Digging and digging and digging! good
      They called it the Suez Canal.
      1. novel66
        novel66 8 January 2021 13: 14
        0
        apparently, the information is unverified lol
      2. Petro_tut
        Petro_tut 8 January 2021 15: 31
        0

        Cheerock
        Today, 10: 56

        +2
        Quote: Petro_tut
        The squadron will pass the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf and enter the Pacific Ocean

        Was a channel dripped from the Mediterranean into the Persian Gulf? Will the Indian Ocean bend around too? wassat

        Suez canal lol
        Reply
        voyaka uh
        voyaka uh
        Today, 11: 46

        +5
        "Did a channel drip from the Mediterranean into the Persian Gulf?"
        ----
        Dug 150 years ago. Digging and digging and digging! good
        They called it the Suez Canal.
        Reply

        Did you study geography at school?
        The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, then the Indian Ocean will be across the Gulf of Aden, and only by going around the Arabian Peninsula and sailing through the Strait of Hormuz can you get to the Persian Gulf.
        Clear?
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 8 January 2021 17: 33
          +2
          You just stunned me with your knowledge! good
          And I was sure that I had to sail through all of Syria and Iraq,
          (or sail through Israel, Jordan and Saudi wink )
          to get to the Persian Gulf ...
          Live and learn. drinks
          1. Petro_tut
            Petro_tut 8 January 2021 19: 15
            0
            And I was sure that I had to sail through all of Syria and Iraq,
            (or sail through Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia wink)
            to get to the Persian Gulf ...
            Live and learn. drinks

            Well, I frantically climbed to look for a new channel, I really thought that I had become completely blind
            laughing
            drinks
          2. Charik
            Charik 9 January 2021 03: 33
            -1
            Bearded barge haulers in the desert - you know such - dragging Aviks is cheap and not for a long time, they will drag them to Syria into the Euphrates and immediately downstream into the ocean - the path will be shortened
  6. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 8 January 2021 10: 35
    +2
    The unfortunate Queen Elizabeth, who twice returned to the port because of a leak (2017, 2019), had one road - to "nails" to China ...
    1. Lex_is
      Lex_is 8 January 2021 13: 03
      +2
      In China, ships were not cut into nails. Butcher in Alang, India and Turkey.
      Like this:

    2. Sergey39
      Sergey39 8 January 2021 14: 15
      0
      Quote: Mykhalych
      one road - on "nails" to China

      There is one more - to the bottom!
  7. DominickS
    DominickS 8 January 2021 10: 47
    +1
    Lol, damn it, "containment of China." It's good if this trough doesn't drink some water again, somewhere along the way, and doesn't turn into a submarine. And China has something to say to its tea-livers.
    1. novel66
      novel66 8 January 2021 13: 15
      0
      and historical memory insists
  8. Thrifty
    Thrifty 8 January 2021 10: 54
    0
    That is, de facto, there are no aircraft on board at all?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 8 January 2021 11: 48
      +6
      There is. 12 pieces F-35.
      1. Lex_is
        Lex_is 8 January 2021 13: 11
        +1
        A little more.
        During the Carrier Strike Group exercise, an air wing of 14 F-35s and 8 Merlin helicopters shone
      2. novel66
        novel66 8 January 2021 13: 15
        0
        can take off?
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 8 January 2021 14: 12
          +5
          Whoa! All deck planes would take off like that.
          And so sit down.
          The F-35B takes off calmly from a short flat deck,
          and here is such a luxurious gift - a springboard ...
  9. HAM
    HAM 8 January 2021 10: 59
    +3
    Another "restraint", they, however, forgot that most of all in the fight goes to those who "restrain" ...... they are beaten from both sides ....
    1. Sandro1977
      Sandro1977 8 January 2021 12: 58
      +2
      Or maybe he is just being prepared for the role of a sacrificial lamb somewhere near the coast of China? Also a containment option, by blaming China for its flooding ...
      1. Charik
        Charik 9 January 2021 03: 36
        0
        Well, about China, they say, but Iran will do
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 9 January 2021 10: 24
          0
          Quote: Sandro1977
          Or maybe he is just being prepared for the role of a sacrificial lamb somewhere near the coast of China? Also a containment option, by blaming China for its flooding ...

          Quote: Charik
          Well, about China, they say, but Iran will do

          China is unlikely ... America is tussling with China. And America has been sharpening its claws for a long time on Iran - anything can happen. For a long time their fists itch - generals who have forgotten Vietnam have grown up ...
  10. Second major
    Second major 8 January 2021 11: 12
    0
    The optimal route is the bottom!
    1. novel66
      novel66 8 January 2021 13: 22
      0
      there is one interesting place there
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 9 January 2021 10: 28
        0
        Quote: Seconds Major
        The optimal route is the bottom!

        Quote: novel xnumx
        there is one interesting place there

        I guessed - Pearl Harbor! Hello America!
        1. novel66
          novel66 9 January 2021 10: 33
          +1
          no, this is prince of wells, near singapore
  11. askort154
    askort154 8 January 2021 11: 15
    +2
    The former ruler of the seas, she decided to remind herself again, starting from the Mediterranean to the Asia-Pacific region. The longest and oldest Queen of England, at the end of her life, wanted to show off, as her ancestors did.
    But today China is far from the same when the British were infinite there.
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 8 January 2021 13: 08
      +3
      Quote: askort154
      The longest and oldest Queen of England, at the end of her life, wanted to show off, as her ancestors did.

      It is unlikely that nostalgia torments her. Her Majesty is face value. And the Prime Minister rules. And not just like that, but consulting with Prezik from the former colony. The first violin and the leading part in this duo belong to the Yankees. Those who, apparently, do not have enough strength to bend the whales alone, are dragging everyone who can help into the APR. But there are options.
      In Mediterranean, bomb the "terrorists", confusing them with the forces of the government troops of the SAR. In the Persian Gulf - to hunt for boats of the Iranian Navy. Well, and in the South-K sea, try on the goals indicated by the amami.
      And, God forbid, that all this be "conditional" and for "educational" purposes.
      But, in any case, our Pacific Fleet will also have to strain. The main thing is that our "honor guard" has time to prepare for the arrival of the "queen" ...
      AHA.
      1. Rzzz
        Rzzz 9 January 2021 14: 38
        0
        Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
        Her Majesty is face value. And the Prime Minister rules. And not just like that, but consulting with Prezik from the former colony.

        This is what they write to you in the textbook. As a matter of fact, a very limited circle of people knows, but there is a great confidence that he is not quite so.
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 8 January 2021 11: 23
    +2
    How! British AUG wants to show China the F-35 and scare it (12 to 24) with planes?
    I think China will be disappointed with the power of AUG
    1. Avior
      Avior 8 January 2021 13: 05
      +1
      The Chinese do not have full-fledged aircraft carriers yet. But they clearly would like to.
      1. -Dmitry-
        -Dmitry- 8 January 2021 17: 43
        0
        The Chinese do not have full-fledged aircraft carriers yet. But they clearly would like to.


        I think Liaoning with his AUG is enough for the eyes against the Naglov AUG. Liaoning has an even bigger air wing.
        1. Avior
          Avior 8 January 2021 18: 11
          +1
          Liaoning is a training aircraft carrier.
          1. -Dmitry-
            -Dmitry- 10 January 2021 07: 23
            0
            Well, nevertheless, if necessary, he may well "restrain" the Naglov aircraft carrier :) Although, of course, compared to the original 1143.6 project, Liaoning's air defense will be worse.
            1. Avior
              Avior 10 January 2021 09: 09
              +1
              The main weapon of an aircraft carrier is not air defense.
              1. -Dmitry-
                -Dmitry- 11 January 2021 04: 37
                0
                I am aware - I said that there will be more air wing on Liaoning.
                1. Avior
                  Avior 11 January 2021 08: 02
                  0
                  We go in a circle :)
                  Liaoning is a training aircraft carrier.
                  The fact that more planes were loaded on him does not make him more combat-ready.
                  There must be conditions and possibilities of application.
                  1. -Dmitry-
                    -Dmitry- 11 January 2021 08: 57
                    0
                    The fact that he is training does not make his air wing incapable of combat effectiveness. If necessary, it is possible, after all, to conduct exercises to "contain" insolence. I think Elizabeth's wing in flight hours and so on is not very much superior to Liaoning's wing.
                    1. Avior
                      Avior 11 January 2021 09: 06
                      0
                      Let's just say, severely limiting its combat effectiveness.
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 8 January 2021 19: 47
        0
        They are already building two with catapults.
        And they laid a new military shipyard of such gigantic proportions,
        what's getting scary, what are they going to create?
        1. Avior
          Avior 8 January 2021 20: 02
          +2
          Well I write, they want. They want to.
          Let's see what happens. But they work very intensively in this respect.
      3. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 9 January 2021 10: 55
        +1
        Quote: Avior
        The Chinese do not have full-fledged aircraft carriers yet.

        What about them? As well as us. For defense, aircraft carriers are useless. And only one country in the world is going to attack. That's why he blurt out his aircraft carriers.
    2. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 8 January 2021 13: 18
      +2
      Quote: APASUS
      I think China will be disappointed with the power of AUG

      The main thing is which ships will be included in Elizabeth's order. If Daringi, then the whales will have something to see! The Type 45 is by far the best air defense / missile defense EM in the west, and perhaps in the world too. Therefore, if it comes to "hot", then they even come in handy. The British learned the same lessons from the 1982 Falklands campaign.
      1. Runway
        Runway 8 January 2021 13: 58
        +2
        What prevents the Brits from inviting kiwis, Indians, Austalopithecus and other dissatisfied yellows for a walk? Well, the Yankees with "tame tiger cubs" (Japs and Yuzhkors) as guests of honor.
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 8 January 2021 14: 06
          +2
          The fact is that the Britons have ceased to play the first roles in the APR. They are on the hook. Again, Brexit ... And the military power of the Yankees still cannot be compared. Therefore, it is not the Brits who are invited, but the Yankees. And there further - how the card will fall.
          1. Runway
            Runway 8 January 2021 14: 37
            +1
            I'm not writing about the phantom imperial pains of the Brit. A variant of a collective walk of the “march of the dissatisfied” type can be assumed.
            In the past, Yankees, Indians and Japs walked around the Indian, waving their pen to the packs and other Persians.
  13. Ham
    Ham 8 January 2021 11: 48
    -1
    The British still live in the 19th century - in the era of "gunboat diplomacy" and the Opium Wars ...
    the famous British diplomacy has degenerated and has nothing to offer except templates and cliches of a century and a half, worn out in the dust
  14. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 8 January 2021 12: 15
    +1
    Why does Britain need to contain China. Hong Kong has already been given ... the range is long. What if ... what would the logistics look like? Even from Australia it will be problematic against China.
  15. Gardener91
    Gardener91 8 January 2021 12: 30
    +1
    China to the drum!
  16. rocket757
    rocket757 8 January 2021 13: 27
    0
    Earlier in Britain it was said that HMS Queen Elizabeth would be used to "contain China."

    Interesno, and the new administration of the strip, will also rush to contain China ??? It didn’t get any embarrassment at the allies.
  17. Petr Vladimirovich
    Petr Vladimirovich 8 January 2021 16: 15
    +2
    I watched a great movie on Rutrecker. The evil Chinese have occupied Australia. The people, the stump is clear, in the concentration camps without exception. But they found young avengers! They hung out at the fork, the goals and objectives were determined, from what they fired and how many invaders were put in, I don't remember, but the fuel truck captured by the invaders was burned cool ...
    And at the end, an aircraft carrier drove up and how that forester from an anecdote decided everything ...
    1. -Dmitry-
      -Dmitry- 8 January 2021 17: 46
      +1
      Is this not a case of a remake of the Red Sunrise, where the evil Koreans (!) (After all, the flight of thought - North Korea (!) Conquered the USA!) Was confronted by the "Young Guard" led by Thor?
  18. Vadim_888
    Vadim_888 8 January 2021 19: 55
    +2
    It’s strange that we missed two points:
    1.Britts will have to sail past Yemen, where the Houthis have already sunk warships.
    2.Persian Gulf, there is going to be a mess with the Persians
    perhaps the final destination of the AUG is still the Persian Gulf, but about China so, for a diversion request
  19. Charik
    Charik 9 January 2021 03: 17
    -1
    Mine Way instead of happy
  20. Charik
    Charik 9 January 2021 03: 18
    -1
    Probably the seamen have ended the drug addiction, it's time to go for supplies for the coming year