HMS Richmond Visits Vietnam

This morning (October 1st), British Royal Navy HMS Richmond ship arrived in Cam Ranh International, starting a visit with a four-day bilateral collaboration series in Vietnam. The visit took place at the time of the 10th anniversary of the defense relations between the UK and Vietnam, just two months after the first visit of the British Secretary of Defense to…

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US & UK Conduct 5th and 4th Generation Fighter Joint Interoperability Flights

Fifth and 4th generation aircraft assigned to Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG), with embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2), and U.K. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 21 conducted joint interoperability flights in the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet, Aug. 26. During the joint interoperability flights, the aircraft conducted missions to validate joint integration techniques, tactics, and procedures; including mid-air refueling. This…

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America ESG Trains With Queen Elizabeth CSG

August 22, 2021 – United Kingdom (U.K.) Carrier Strike Group (CSG 21) and USS America Expeditionary Strike Group (AMA ESG) with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, begin multinational advanced aviation operations in support of Large Scale Global Exercise (LSGE) 21, August 20. “These events allow us to work with an unmatched network of partners and allies in a complex environment,…

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Queen Elizabeth CSG Practices Shore Bombardment

August 20, 2021 – F-35 stealth jets and warships of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group unleashed their firepower during high-octane live firing exercises with US allies as the Indo-Pacific leg of their global deployment ramps up another notch. HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Kent, HMS Defender and HNLMS Evertsen of the CSG – which is currently on a seven-month deployment to…

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UK Carrier Strike Group Visits Guam

The United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group (CSG), led by aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), pulled into Apra Harbor in the midst of the CSG21 deployment to the Indo-Pacific region, August 6th. The deployment is the U.K.’s first by a carrier strike group in the Indo-Pacific for almost 25 years and marks a historic achievement in the bilateral partnership between…

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Royal Navy task group sails with three navies near Strait of Malacca

August 5, 2021 – The next phase of a busy program at sea has begun for the UK’s Carrier Strike Group. The task group led by Portsmouth-based carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has passed through the Strait of Malacca (between Malaysia and northern Indonesia), rendezvousing with a number of navies along the way. Over the course of a few days, ships…

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Evertsen & UK Carrier Strike Group now in Philippine Sea

August 3, 2021 – The British Carrier Strike Group, which also includes HNLMS Evertsen belongs, has been sailing in the Philippine Sea since this week. After an uninterrupted period of almost 40 days on the water, another port is on the horizon. The fleet has now passed through the South China Sea, among other places. Training has been conducted with…

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Carrier Strike Group sails with Indian Navy in two-day exercises

The UK’s Carrier Strike Group has completed its first major workout since entering the Indian Ocean. Led by flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth, the task group sailed with the Indian Navy for a range of exercises in the Bay of Bengal. The series of close maneuvers and drills saw the Royal Navy aircraft carrier, frigates HMS Kent and Richmond, RFA support…

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JS Setogiri & P-3C Train With Queen Elizabeth CSG

From July 11-12, JS SETOGIRI and P-3C maritime patrol aircraft participated in a multi-lateral training with the Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group, HNLMS Evertsen and USS The Sullivans, enhanced tactical skills and interoperability between participating navies. The Commander of JS SETOGIRI, CDR SATO Shinya, stated that “We are proud to have been able to conduct joint training with the Royal…

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Joint Statement on Carrier Strike Group 2021 Joint Declaration Signing

January 19, 2021 – Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and US Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller have co-signed the UK-US Joint Declaration for the Carrier Strike Group 2021 deployment. The Joint Declaration supports UK Carrier Strike Group, led by the UK’s aircraft carrier, HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, on its inaugural deployment this year. The Carrier Strike Group will be complemented…

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