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Russian fighters near the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean have alerted the British

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The British military was alerted by the flights of Russian aircraft over the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth located in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, Russian warships and a submarine were spotted nearby.


The British edition of The Telegraph, referring to the statement of the commander of the air group of the ship, James Blackmore, writes that the crew of the aircraft carrier observed the flights of Russian fighters near the ship for three days. It is not reported which aircraft the British saw, but the publication confirms that they were MiG and Su aircraft. In some cases, F-35s and Russian fighters approached for visual contact.

In addition, while off Cyprus, the carrier's escort group "discovered" the Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich, as well as one or two Russian submarines. According to the British version, the Russians are watching the F-35 fighters, trying to understand how they operate. At the same time, it is emphasized that although the situation is "tense", the Royal Navy will continue to "demonstrate its capabilities."

It's like playing cat and mouse. This is the first time we use F-35 fighters in the Mediterranean, and of course, the Russians want to see them, at the ships, they want to understand how we operate.

- quotes the edition of the words of Blackmore.

The British aircraft carrier, together with its AUG, went to the coast of China in May to demonstrate the capabilities of the Royal fleet UK. Before that, he entered the Mediterranean Sea, where, as previously reported, he was to take part in the operation of the Western coalition against the terrorist "Islamic State" * (prohibited in Russia). Part of the carrier group is located together with the aircraft carrier, and part entered the Black Sea, to provide "free navigation". In the same place, over the Black Sea, several F-35Bs from the British AUG carrier group carried out flights.
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  1. Anachoret
    Anachoret 22 June 2021 14: 50
    +26
    Strange guys, these brits) First they sail to foreign shores, and then they are alerted to other people's planes)
    With such impudence, they may soon begin to wonder at other people's jellyfish in their cockpits and engine rooms)
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 22 June 2021 15: 51
      +5
      At first, they were happy that their F-35s flew from an aircraft carrier to the Black Sea.
      Well, now as it is ... bully
      1. Peak
        Peak 22 June 2021 16: 05
        +4
        The British military was alerted by the flights of Russian aircraft over the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth located in the Mediterranean Sea.


        Yes, ours, "nothing to do"they won't burn kerosene.
        We flew on business yes .

      2. Guardian of the walls
        Guardian of the walls 26 June 2021 13: 51
        0
        The British aircraft carrier is now carrying American F-35Bs. Britovskoe air wing has not yet reached operational readiness
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 26 June 2021 13: 58
          0
          Mixed wing F-35B on an aircraft carrier.
          There are Britons and Yankees. Britts - less.
          It was assumed that the CSG21 air group would include 24 F-35Bs, 14 Merlin Mk2 anti-submarine helicopters and 2-3 Merlin Mk4 helicopters for transporting personnel and disembarking marines. However, it was not possible to collect so many. According to the latest information in local media, on board HMS Queen Elizabeth there will be 8 F-35Bs from the 617 Squadron of the British Air Force, and 10 from the American squadron VMFA-211 USMC. There will also be fewer helicopters: only ten Merlin types (seven anti-submarine and three transport-assault ones) and four smaller Wildcats.
    2. Runoway
      Runoway 22 June 2021 19: 45
      +4
      It would be nice if they were "alerted" next to their islands, and when we swim "outside the outskirts", this is not alarming, but we are protecting the borders
    3. Igor Vorobyov
      Igor Vorobyov 23 June 2021 18: 51
      +2
      and who said that they are alarmed, such a blogger like you. which "float". , their planes also accompany our ships. back in Soviet times. in the Indian Ocean at the BS, every 3 hours. and with the AUG "Midway", on our ships they worked out their tasks, we did ours on their planes, it has always been and will be, and there is no reason to panic to sofa warriors, if you want to fight, go to the military registration and enlistment office and serve the Motherland. instead of sitting on your ass and pouring dirt behind an ovsky computer
      1. mole
        mole 26 June 2021 14: 08
        0
        So I bet a bet to my friend "couch warrior" who was in the RVC only to go through the military service, get a registered, repeated military service, and get a military card. The essence of the dispute: from now on, small British military vessels will be accompanied by at least three UAVs, two SSGNs and two underwater Armats. As a result, I bet a bet. Small-haired men did not spot the second SSGN and the second frigate, and two ocean-going underwater tanks.
        Now ice cream should be for an argument, a trifle, but not nice !!! wink
  2. Pereira
    Pereira 22 June 2021 14: 51
    +12
    Russians observe F-35 fighters, trying to understand how they operate.

    Do they flap their wings?
    1. raw174
      raw174 22 June 2021 15: 05
      +15
      Quote: Pereira
      Do they flap their wings?

      Yes, they have nothing to worry about, they are invisible, ours still do not see them ...
      1. mojohed2012
        mojohed2012 25 June 2021 10: 53
        0
        It was necessary to turn on the electronic warfare, let this aircraft carrier feel that the F-35 would not protect this galosh from anything.
  3. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 22 June 2021 14: 54
    +2
    They are definitely British, aren't they Estonians for an hour? laughing
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 22 June 2021 14: 57
    +2
    If that AUG Lizka is dead. Young people! Brothers are working! Arrange a cruise for them in the Mediterranean. For once the aircraft carrier is under control, all the more it is known that she must go to the Suez Canal, and there the Chinese will not wait for Djibouti.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 22 June 2021 15: 03
      +3
      Minusators from ukraine, did penguins fly near your shores? Flew! Now let the shaves take their breath. Where is your help? And then next time, they will think a hundred times to help you.
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 22 June 2021 15: 40
      +1
      for the Britons, 100 years of shame begin (like 180 years ago in China) - Liaoning will come to Plymouth with an escort and will sell phones and collect money. and appoint directors of companies.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 22 June 2021 15: 41
        +6
        So the Chinese bought half of the ports in Europe.
    3. Bez 310
      Bez 310 22 June 2021 16: 34
      +1
      Quote: tralflot1832
      If that AUG Lizka are dead.

      You are some kind of bloodthirsty ...
      And if in essence, then there, in the command of Her Majesty's Fleet, they are not fools, and if they went to the "Middle-earth", then it was not just that, but for some purpose, knowing full well that our forces would not be idle. Don't get fooled by external data, dig deeper.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 22 June 2021 17: 01
        +4
        So according to your comments, AUG is the most important thing to find! Found! And the rest is a matter of technology. We trained. Now it's the turn of the Chinese. Lizka goes to the South China Sea. It will be much tougher there, knowing the numerical strength of the Chinese Navy.
        1. Bez 310
          Bez 310 22 June 2021 17: 58
          -6
          Quote: tralflot1832
          So according to your comments, AUG is the most important thing to find!

          So they did not hide.
          It is difficult to hide AUG in "Middle-earth", it is even more difficult not to find it if AUG is not hiding. In general, this is how to operate Tu-22m3 from great heights on the "barmaley" in Syria - the usual "window dressing" that has no "combat sense".
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 22 June 2021 18: 08
            +1
            Look at the Aegean Sea, there is a place for Lizke to hide. But at the exit we met them. They thought that we would not meet them. Exceptionalness and rushing, from the Anglo-Saxons. Let the Air Force train. I hope that the flight group from the standing Kuznetsov in Syria is present .Let them fly.
            1. Bez 310
              Bez 310 22 June 2021 19: 18
              +2
              Quote: tralflot1832
              Look at the Aegean Sea, there is where Lizke can hide.

              Sorry, but I cannot continue to communicate on this topic with such a professional as you.
            2. Guardian of the walls
              Guardian of the walls 26 June 2021 14: 18
              0
              Andryusha, do not blame me, I don’t know how the shaves are, but from you, the exclusivity is in full swing. Oh, your hats will not be useful to the Anglo-Saxons, oh, throw them ...
          2. isv000
            isv000 22 June 2021 23: 28
            0
            Quote: Bez 310
            It is difficult to hide the AUG in the "Middle-earth", it is even more difficult not to find it if the AUG is not hiding.

            So after all, they themselves announced the discovery of our submarine side by side and, as I understood from this information, the boat had a real chance of success - isn't it?
            1. Bez 310
              Bez 310 23 June 2021 07: 21
              -3
              Quote: isv000
              the boat had a real chance of success - didn't it?


              "No guys, it's not like that,
              it's not like that guys ... ".
  5. Kurare
    Kurare 22 June 2021 15: 07
    +10
    It's like playing cat and mouse. This is the first time we use F-35 fighters in the Mediterranean, and of course, the Russians want to see them, at the ships, they want to understand how we operate.

    Quite a sober commentary by the Commander, without hysteria and any stupid statements like "non-professional Russian pilots." Everyone does their own thing.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 22 June 2021 15: 44
      +5
      And I still did not understand with what fright the word appeared alertness in this context.
      A hundred times we met with theirs, flew around each other, waved their hands, showed bare heels ...
      And then, just the same, they were on the alert ...
      1. Kurare
        Kurare 22 June 2021 15: 47
        +5
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        And I still did not understand with what fright the word “alertness” appeared in this context.

        Modern journalism - sir! hi Search for sensations, (imaginary) threats, enemies, etc. In general, they were "on the alert".
        1. The leader of the Redskins
          The leader of the Redskins 22 June 2021 16: 23
          +5
          Well then...
          "After reading an article about how the British sailors were on their guard, watching with caution the maneuvers of Russian fighters, I was also alerted - who knows what will come to their minds when they are in an alert state! ..."
          1. Kurare
            Kurare 22 June 2021 17: 00
            0
            I think the English sailors are doing their job. Depending on their professionalism, they either do their job better because of their "alertness", or spend more time sitting in the latrine than is stipulated.
            1. Vasya_20
              Vasya_20 22 June 2021 17: 29
              +3
              "Rum, whip and sodomy are the traditions of the English Royal Navy."
              W. Churchill, First Lord of the British Admiralty.
              1. Kurare
                Kurare 22 June 2021 17: 36
                +1
                Churchill was still that joker. Truly English humor.
                Although, of course, there is some truth in this, and do not underestimate "potential partners". hi
  6. sabakina
    sabakina 22 June 2021 15: 13
    +4
    After reading the article, I don't even know what to say ... Can they be offered to "be afraid together"? recourse
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 22 June 2021 15: 17
      -1
      The Americans and the British are afraid together? One wing of penguins from Lizka, piloted by the Americans. I support. good
    2. NIKN
      NIKN 22 June 2021 17: 14
      +2
      Quote: sabakina
      Can they be offered to "be afraid together"?

      Glory, but this is a real way out, in contrast to concerns. good drinks
    3. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 22 June 2021 17: 52
      +1
      Quote: sabakina
      After reading the article, I don't even know what to say ... Can they be offered to "be afraid together"? recourse

      There are options: "to be afraid in turn" or "who is to be afraid ahead"
  7. Andrey VOV
    Andrey VOV 22 June 2021 15: 21
    +5
    One or two submarines ... maybe five, or maybe even the Loch Ness monster?
  8. cniza
    cniza 22 June 2021 15: 21
    0
    It's like playing cat and mouse. This is the first time we use F-35 fighters in the Mediterranean, and of course, the Russians want to see them, at the ships, they want to understand how we operate.


    And what do you think, it was you who came close to us ...
    1. kalibr
      kalibr 22 June 2021 15: 44
      +6
      “At the same time, it is emphasized that although the situation is“ tense, ”the Royal Navy will continue to“ demonstrate its capabilities. ”This is all g ... whipping up hysteria inherent in modern media. .. In fact, no one cares there! It's just that ours are more interested in flying, where are other people's boats - why are they just staring at the water? And "they" are interested in thinking that they deserve our attention. "He looked here ..." stupid woman from some kind of humor. That's how it is here. And all this is designed for the layman. The fact is that it does not matter at all, AT ALL what is written about !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The density (frequency of publications!) Of the information flow is important. them! "They're plotting!"
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 22 June 2021 15: 42
    +2
    Russian fighters near the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean have alerted the British
    What are they ... alarming! Although, this may be a joke of journalists.
    1. cniza
      cniza 22 June 2021 16: 27
      +3
      I think mutual training is good for everyone ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 22 June 2021 18: 34
        +1
        The biggest benefit is when there is no need to train at all ... as an option, joint training to protect our planet from ... green men, for example.
        1. cniza
          cniza 22 June 2021 18: 48
          +2
          Maybe someday it will be so, but for now what is ...
  10. askort154
    askort154 22 June 2021 15: 48
    +3
    ... and part of them entered the Black Sea, to provide "free shipping".

    The Anglo-Saxons have come up with a new mantra - "free shipping".
    So they are spinning - the United States is around China, and the British were sent to the Mediterranean and Black Seas, against Russia. And in the end, by their "teachings" they just interfere with free shipping.
    1. Vasya_20
      Vasya_20 22 June 2021 17: 51
      +1
      That's not all.

      The United States announced a record number of participating countries in military exercises in Ukraine.

      Military exercises involving NATO forces Sea Breeze-2021, which are scheduled to take place in Ukraine and in the Black Sea, will unite a record number of participating countries. This was reported on Tuesday, June 22, on Twitter of the American Embassy in Ukraine.
      The report notes that the US Navy's Sixth Fleet has officially announced its participation in the Sea Breeze-2021 exercise.
      “The Sea Breeze 2021 exercise enhances interoperability, enhances maritime security and brings peace to the region,” it said. <…> The current Sea Breeze-2021 exercises have the largest number of participating countries in the history of the exercises: 32 countries from six continents, "the embassy noted.
      It is clarified that 5 thousand soldiers, 32 ships, 40 aircraft, as well as 18 teams from the special operations forces and combat swimmers are expected to participate in the maneuvers.
      The exercises will be held from June 28 to July 10 with the participation of Ukraine, USA, Albania, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and Britain.

      Something in earnest they melted there, wouldn't it be time for our military to show them real teeth, cooling their ardor a little and especially hot heads ?! And then, I see, they really gathered to fight with us in our own Russian Sea - they probably want to repeat the scenario of the famous Crimean War of 1853-1856 of the 19th century, later called zero, only in new realities and with new types of weapons, when they overlaid Russia from all sides and at the same time began hostilities against us in the Caucasus, in the Danube principalities, in the Baltic, Black, Azov, White and Barents Seas, as well as in the lower reaches of the Amur, in Kamchatka and the Kuriles.
      And all this they announced, just today, on the sacred and mourning date for all of us, the date of the attack of Nazi Nazi Germany on the USSR - June 22!

  11. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 22 June 2021 15: 50
    -2
    According to the British version, the Russians are watching the F-35 fighters, trying to understand how they operate.


    How do they work? "Dr. Livesey's Laughter"
    Crawling like sleepy flies)))
  12. tarakan
    tarakan 22 June 2021 16: 32
    -1
    I won't be happy if the F-35 is already being dismantled in dry hangars tongue
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 22 June 2021 17: 47
      -2
      Quote: tarakan
      I won't be happy if the F-35 is already being dismantled in dry hangars tongue

      Are we interested in trash? It seems not. recourse
  13. xorek
    xorek 22 June 2021 16: 35
    -1
    It's like playing cat and mouse.

    But who is the mouse and who is the cat, is that the question for the Anglo-Saxons? ..
    Hooligans, there I can smell our pilots, provoke .. But what to do? Russia is already being threatened directly and surrounded us from all sides ..
    Let them not be offended later. soldier
  14. tarakan
    tarakan 22 June 2021 16: 36
    0
    Quote: tralflot1832
    Minusators from ukraine, did penguins fly near your shores? Flew! Now let the shaves take their breath. Where is your help? And then next time, they will think a hundred times to help you.

    Vacation has begun, part-time work for children, MINUSATOR laughing
  15. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 22 June 2021 17: 45
    -2
    The British military was alerted by the flights of Russian aircraft over the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth located in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, Russian warships and a submarine were spotted nearby.
    Urgently change diapers and ventilate the premises ... repeat
  16. tarakan
    tarakan 22 June 2021 18: 07
    0
    Quote: Mavrikiy
    Quote: tarakan
    I won't be happy if the F-35 is already being dismantled in dry hangars tongue

    Are we interested in trash? It seems not. recourse

    And nonferrous?
  17. isv000
    isv000 22 June 2021 23: 10
    +1
    The British military was alerted by the flights of Russian aircraft over the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth located in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, Russian warships and a submarine were spotted nearby.

    So they, it seems, went on the Great March, to China itself, with the aim of a-ta-ta him, like for Taiwan? It will flow along the road, then the fighters will be on the alert, and how a foreign submarine got into the glorious British warrant, I generally keep quiet ... lol
  18. isv000
    isv000 22 June 2021 23: 17
    0
    According to the British version, the Russians are watching the F-35 fighters, trying to understand how they operate.

    They act like the Yak-141, the drawings of which "went" to American pirates in the 90s ... negative
  19. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 23 June 2021 08: 25
    0
    They were sent to swim in front of the Turks .... to brag
  20. Shaman
    Shaman 23 June 2021 09: 55
    0
    They sprayed the newcomer over the British.
  21. Antokha
    Antokha 23 June 2021 16: 50
    0
    I didn’t like that the British, if they’re not lying, know that there are submarines. This they should not know, but only guess. But the fact that they do not know the exact number is encouraging.
  22. demo
    demo 24 June 2021 10: 10
    +1
    According to the British version, the Russians are watching the F-35 fighters, trying to understand how they operate.
    Maybe they do not act, but interact?
    Otherwise, it is completely incomprehensible how the Russians have sufficiently modern military aircraft, and how they operate the Russians are trying to understand, watching the F 35.
    Or is the American plane a creation of aliens and understanding it is an inaccessible process?
  23. akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 24 June 2021 13: 03
    0
    ... they want to understand how we operate
    We have found the "secret of the polishanel", the American owners are in the water area - brave brites work, they are not in the sea - they do not work laughing
  24. Labor
    Labor 25 June 2021 16: 07
    0
    We must beware of SeaBreeze! ... Especially combat swimmers from Moldova.