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  • 28 January 2021
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) has assumed the role of fleet flagship as the navy moves closer to deploying “the world’s most technologically advanced carrier strike group”.

  • 10 February 2020
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Four F-35 Lightning jets have completed night landings in HMS Queen Elizabeth flying over UK waters on operational training, the UK Ministry of Defence said. As explained, Exercise Lightning Fury training over the North Sea is aimed at ensuring 207 Squadron achieves essential carrier flying and Landing Signals Officer (LSO) supervisory qualifications. The exercise builds […]

  • 6 December 2019
    Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group returned home on December 4 after three months in the USA. Following HMS Dragon’s return to Portsmouth earlier this week, the aircraft carrier made her way into Portsmouth – where she was greeted by sister ship HMS Prince of Wales. At the same time two of […]

  • 3 December 2019
    Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently conducting an anti-submarine exercise with a Norwegian frigate in the Western Atlantic. The NATO/anti-submarine warfare training with the Norwegian Navy’s newest frigate HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl, Type 23-class frigate HMS Northumberland and Tide-class replenishment tanker RFA Tideforce is the last act of a busy three […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has welcomed first British F-35B jets on board during its operational trials off the East Coast of the US. The arrival of British F-35Bs follows successful developmental trials last year with US Lightning jets, where forces conducted 500 take offs and landings over their 11-week period at sea. […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on September 12 for the ship’s first port call to the city. The 65,000-ton warship, the biggest ever built for the Royal Navy, will be joined in harbor by other ships from the UK carrier strike group who are on a deployment […]

  • 30 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education, Vessels

    The trials, known as Westlant, will take place off the US East Coast.

  • 10 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth made a surprise return to Portsmouth on July 9, despite having been expected to spend another week at sea in preparation for a training deployment to the US coast. The carrier was forced to return to its homeport due to an internal water leak which was confirmed by […]

  • 8 July 2019
    Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has carried out the first test of its two Phalanx close-in weapon systems (CIWS), engaging both air and surface targets. The trial took place on July 7, as the ship is in the final stages of preparations for a departure to the US coast where it will wrap […]

  • 6 June 2019
    Authorities

    Once the Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth starts operations in 2021, it will be made available to deploy as part of NATO’s Readiness Initiative. The UK prime minister announced on May 4 that the first of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers, together with the F-35 fighter jets, would fly the flag […]

  • 3 June 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is deploying to the US east coast this summer where it will carry out the final round of flight trials with F-35 fighter jets. The carrier’s final spell of preparations ahead of the declaration of initial operational capability in 2020 will include a port visit in the Washington […]

  • 22 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is afloat again after completing its first docking and maintenance period at Babcock’s Rosyth site. After the planned six-week work package was successfully delivered, the aircraft carrier departed Rosyth through the specially designed roller-fender system at high tide into the River Forth. The carrier will now embark on […]

  • 17 May 2019
    Authorities

    Captain Nick Cooke-Priest, the commanding officer of Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has been relieved of his duties. The navy confirmed that he has been reassigned to a new role without providing a specific reason. UK media outlets, however, widely report that the reason for Cooke-Priest’s removal was his use of the ship’s […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth got underway from her Portsmouth homeport on April 1 to head for Rosyth where she is scheduled to undergo her first dry-docking maintenance since entering service. The lead ship of a new class of Royal Navy aircraft carriers is starting the overhaul following a busy 2018 in which […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Authorities

    Several months after returning the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier from F-35B trials off the US coast, the ship’s commanding officer took up the new role of the Royal Navy Fleet Commander. The March 5 ceremony took place in Portsmouth on board HMS Queen Elizabeth, which Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd commanded from May 2016 to […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry announced it has awarded Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard a £5 million contract for the first planned dry-dock maintenance of the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. As announced by defense minister Stuart Andrew, the contract will allow the 65,000-tonne carrier to undergo a routine, planned hull survey and maintenance of her […]

  • 10 December 2018
    Vessels

    Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Portsmouth today following the completion of initial fast jet trials in America. The 65,000-ton carrier’s first transatlantic deployment, which began in August, saw her embark two F-35B Lightning II test aircraft, from the Integrated Test Force (ITF) based out of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. […]

  • 22 November 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier has completed the final round of F-35B trials for this year and is heading home after spending two months off the US East Coast. F-35 Lightning stealth fighter jets took off from the carrier’s flight deck on November 19, after a total of 202 takeoffs, 187 vertical landings and […]

  • 19 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Vessels

    After acing the revolutionary shipborne rolling vertical landing earlier this year, Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and the F-35 Lightning team have now achieved another milestone during the carrier’s flight trials off the US East Coast. As announced by the Royal Navy, an F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet landed backwards on HMS […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Authorities

    The Netherlands became the first UK ally to announce it would send a warship to join the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on her first operational deployment in 2021. The announcement was made on October 24 during the visit of the King and Queen of the Netherlands to Downing Street. The exact type […]

  • 22 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The UK and US will be teaming up in the fight against growing cyber threats, UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson announced from aboard the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth which is currently on a port visit to New York. Speaking at the Trafalgar night dinner on board the carrier, the defense secretary announced that […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    F-35 Lightning fighter jets have dropped first test bombs during flight trials on board the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. The inert GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided precision bombs were dropped off the east coast of the USA, marking another significant milestone in the carrier’s trials. Adding the 500lb bombs to the jets for […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    After welcoming her first F-35B fighter jets on the flight deck as part of first-of-class flight trials, the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth recently welcomed two US Navy helicopter heavyweights on the deck. The first to land was the United States Navy’s biggest helicopter – the MH-53E Sea Dragon, followed closely by the […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    F-35 Lightning jets achieved another milestone during flight trials on board the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth by completing first night-time landings. Britain’s biggest warship is currently conducting flight testing off the east coast of the United States and part of that is practicing landing in darkness. These tests were carried out with […]

  • 29 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK has once again joined the club of aircraft carrier operating nations as first F-35Bs landed on the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Royal Navy Commander Nathan Gray and RAF Squadron Leader Andy Edgell were the first pilots to make history by landing their F-35 Lightning stealth jets on the flight deck of […]

  • 18 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Norfolk, Virginia, after evading Hurricane Florence which hit the East Coast of the USA. The ‘WESTLANT 18’ Task Group, which includes the carrier’s escort, HMS Monmouth, was forced to take evasive action to avoid the damaging winds which have lashed North and South Carolina and Virginia, […]