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British aircraft carrier group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth entered the Mediterranean

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British aircraft carrier group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth entered the Mediterranean

A British carrier group, led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, bound for the Asia-Pacific region, entered the Mediterranean. This was reported by the British media.


In addition to the aircraft carrier itself, the AUG includes two Type 45 destroyers - HMS Diamond and HMS Defender, two Type 23 frigates - HMS Kent and HMS Richmond, two support vessels - RFA Tidespring and RFA Fort Victoria, as well as the American missile destroyer USS The Sullivans ( DDG-68) and the Dutch frigate HNLMS Evertsen (F805). The group is accompanied by an Astute-class nuclear attack submarine. The HMS Queen Elizabeth wing included 18 fifth-generation F-35 fighters, including eight British F-35Bs and ten F-35Cs of the US Navy, as well as helicopters.

On May 31, 2021, the AUG, passing Gibraltar, entered the Mediterranean Sea. How many AUG will be in this area is still unknown, but it is trying for some time, since the group will split up here. As previously promised by the British Ministry of Defense, one destroyer and two frigates will go to the Black Sea. Moreover, one of the frigates will be Dutch. The task of this "troika" is to support Ukraine against the background of "aggressive actions" by Russia.

It can be said with a high degree of confidence that the next naval exercises "with the participation of the Ukrainian Navy and NATO countries" will take place in the Odessa region soon.

After the reunification of the aircraft carrier group, the AUG will travel to the South China Sea region, where it will provide "free shipping" near China. At least that's what London is hoping for.
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https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ
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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 1 June 2021 06: 59
    0
    And where are the Germans, have you changed your mind? Actually, they were supposed to be in the eastern part of Mediterranean in mid-May. Storms, fogs and leaks Lizke in all her stern lines! wassat
    1. nPuBaTuP
      nPuBaTuP 1 June 2021 07: 03
      +1
      There our carcasses fly ... but the diapers were not given to the Germans ...
      1. BABAY22
        BABAY22 1 June 2021 10: 26
        +7
        If you are talking about Tu-22M3, then they have been at home for a long time.
        On May 28, three Tu-22M3 bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces Tu-62MXNUMX and the Il-XNUMX transport aircraft-leader flew along the Khmeimim-Mozdok route. The route of the Russian aviation ran through the airspace of Iraq and Iran. After refueling the aircraft at the Mozdok base, the planes continued their flight to their permanent locations.
        1. bayard
          bayard 2 June 2021 05: 57
          0
          Quote: BABAY22
          If you are talking about Tu-22M3, then they have been at home for a long time.

          It was just an action to support Assad in the elections.
          The action was a success, Assad won the election with a record score, the Russian Aerospace Forces showed off what they have.
  2. Avior
    Avior 1 June 2021 07: 12
    +3
    ... and ten F-35Cs of the United States Navy

    This is a very confusing statement.
    What are they doing on the British aircraft carrier, how did they get there and how are they going to leave it?
    These are horizontal take-off and landing aircraft, the conditions for them are not suitable for the British.
    1. mvg
      mvg 1 June 2021 08: 17
      +1
      These are horizontal take-off and landing aircraft.

      These are the difficulties of translation, in the sense of "nonsense" of the media and an expert news reporter. No F-35S were planted on the Queen. There are no nets of this size. They could take off, but not sit down.
      1. Avior
        Avior 1 June 2021 08: 35
        +1
        Even taking off would be a problem without a catapult
        1. mvg
          mvg 1 June 2021 12: 54
          -1
          take off would be a problem without a catapult

          The F-18s took off from Vikramaditya without any problems .. how is the Queen worse than the F-35S? F-18 also landed .. The thrust-to-weight ratio allows.
          1. Avior
            Avior 1 June 2021 13: 00
            0
            Yes, it does, and they will take off, but this is not a normal mode, so it will be fraught with risk
            1. mvg
              mvg 2 June 2021 22: 21
              -1
              But the Indians in all seriousness were offered the F-18 Super Bumblebee and showed the takeoff at full load. Instead of the MiG-29 K. A very interesting proposal. But really "Yes" the F-35V should be based on Korolev, a short take-off run, a vertical landing. It was necessary for the Britons not to be stingy and to stick at least one catapult under AWACS and "land" versions of information security
              1. Avior
                Avior 2 June 2021 22: 42
                -1
                the fact that modern fighters are capable of taking off from an AB without a catapult does not make them suitable in this capacity in combat conditions.
                The Indians save money, but this greatly limits their combat effectiveness, which was shown by the story with Kuznetsov.
                The Chinese, like the USSR at the time, regard these as transitional to ejection AV.
                and as for AWACS, the British have a choice - either helicopters, which is worse, or Ospreys, which are almost completely identical in characteristics to the Hawaiians. There is a proposal for them and the Indians for a long time, as well as AWACS projects based on Osprey
    2. nks
      nks 1 June 2021 08: 21
      +3
      These are the authors on topwar - they can't even translate normally :(
      Actually 10 F-35B USMC
    3. Egoza
      Egoza 1 June 2021 08: 35
      0
      Quote: Avior
      These are horizontal take-off and landing aircraft, the conditions for them are not suitable for the British.

      So they will simply be driven, shown ... Ukraine will be calmed down. "We are with you" ... And whatever takeoff or landing, then "the conditions are not suitable"
      1. ABC-schütze
        ABC-schütze 1 June 2021 12: 12
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        As a person far from the affairs of the military, I can only assume that in the region for their "landing" and other, quite suitable places are (from Italy to Israel, at least ...). And the purpose of their sending (and presence? ..) on a multipurpose British aircraft carrier (if they are in the air group), the author, presumably, is not yet known ...
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  3. Ros 56
    Ros 56 1 June 2021 07: 24
    +2
    Well, this group entered, and then what? Wander around and reach closer to Asia?
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 1 June 2021 07: 47
      +1
      The task of this "troika" is to support Ukraine against the background of "aggressive actions" by Russia.
      Quote: Ros 56
      Well, this group entered, and then what?

      They are looking for a place ... for a cemetery. The advice is free - it is not necessary to move to Ochakov, but to the east of Odessa immediately to Donuzlav. Everything is prepared there for the farewell to the last journey
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 1 June 2021 10: 22
        -1
        The most important goal, disappointment for Ukraine: the South China Sea, the Chinese disputed, bulk archipelagos. Some are rolled into concrete, have full-size runways, air defense at the level and anti-ship missiles. That's where they will get along the sopatka. And the Black Sea, in between. Enough is enough. Peter 1 to cross the line of the North Cape, and the boy will go down below, I will howl in the English press, Mama do not cry. What cover England with?
  4. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 1 June 2021 09: 57
    +2
    As part of the British AUG, ships and planes of mattress and Dutch))) glory to Albion - glory to heroes))))
  5. Bubuzon
    Bubuzon 2 June 2021 14: 19
    -1
    Will the whole crowd look for our submarine again? wassat
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