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  • 14 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) is preparing to embark two F-35Bs on board the United Kingdom’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for first of class flight trials (fixed wing) this fall. Nearly 200 ITF personnel—active duty US and UK military, US Department of Defense (DOD) civilians as well as contractors from […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Vessels

    Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has reached the United States for planned F-35B flight trials. On September 5, the 65,000-ton ship arrived at Mayport Florida for its first port call on Westland18 to re-supply before beginning final preparations for F-35B when she will land fast jets on deck for the first time. HMS […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is scheduled to get underway from HMNB Portsmouth on Saturday for her first-of-class F-35B flight trials. The deployment is dubbed Westlant 18 and will see the carrier spend four months off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States with the aim of developing the operating envelope – the parameters […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has recently completed her first ever operational refueling at sea. After a dry run earlier in the year, HMS Queen Elizabeth now successfully took on fuel from RFA Tidespring, another brand new ship purposely built to support the two new aircraft carriers. The 65,000-tonne warship practised the manoeuvre […]

  • 24 May 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Navy sailors who will be in charge of flight deck operations aboard the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) have visited Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland to get acquainted with the F-35B Lightning II. Up to this point, flying control and flight deck control teams assigned to the UK’s flagship aircraft carrier have […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth entered Portsmouth on February 27, wrapping up her first of class rotary wing trials in the Atlantic. A team of 56 aircrew, analysts and engineers from the Air Test and Evaluation Centre (ATEC) at MOD Boscombe Down have been onboard the aircraft carrier for the past month with […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth pulled into Gibraltar on Friday morning for her first ever overseas port visit. The visit will be a logistical one for the 65,000-tonne future flagship which left her home in Portsmouth last week for helicopter trials. These helicopter trials take place before the fixed wing F35 Lightning II […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth embarked 820 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) on February 5 in what is the first time that any squadron has embarked the ship. The Merlin Mk 2 helicopters of 820 NAS have been working with the ship since she sailed for the first time from Rosyth in June last […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth welcomed Chinook helicopters on board for the first time as she got underway from Portsmouth for her next round of trials. HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed from Portsmouth on February 2 for the first time since being officially commissioned into the Royal Navy in December. She will be launching her first helicopter trials […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the recently commissioned Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will be using a new type of personnel transfer boats with improved maneuvering characteristics. As the new workboats are powered by two water-jets, unlike the current fleet of small boats operated by the Royal Navy, four seaman specialists from the HMS Queen Elizabeth visited HMS […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development, Vessels

    The recently-commissioned Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has kicked off preparations for her rotary wing trials which are set to start in the coming weeks. According to the Royal Navy, a Merlin helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has been training aboard the aircraft carrier in Portsmouth Naval Base as part of the […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy Rear Admiral Patrick Piercey, US Pacific Command operations director, recently paid a visit to the Royal Navy’s carrier strike group commander Commodore Andrew Betton onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth. The Admiral was visiting the home base of the Royal Navy’s carriers as part of a wider UK visit organised around defense engagements at Joint Headquarters in […]

  • 19 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The recently-commissioned Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is taking on water due to a propeller shaft leak, the Royal Navy has confirmed. A Royal Navy spokesman said the issue with a shaft seal has been identified during the carrier’s sea trials earlier this year. The Royal Navy said the ship would be repaired […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK’s new fleet flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth entered Royal Navy service on December 7 after being commissioned by Her Majesty The Queen in a grand ceremony in Portsmouth. In her role as the ship’s lady sponsor, Her Majesty addressed guests before the ship’s commanding officer, Captain Jerry Kyd, read the commissioning warrant. The iconic white […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    When Royal Navy aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth got underway from Rosyth in June this year, the ship sailed with a specialized night vision goggle (NVG) lighting suite developed by UK-based lighting specialist Consolite. As the company explained, the aircraft carrier’s original design did not incorporate NVG LED lighting as it was an emerging technology during […]

  • 21 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first of Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers wrapped up her second round of trials returning to her homeport on November 21. Her Majesty’s Naval base Portsmouth will be where the future HMS Queen Elizabeth will be commissioned into service by Her Majesty the Queen herself, on December 7. It will be the first time […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is to be commissioned by the Queen in a ceremony on December 7, the UK defense ministry announced. UK’s new defense secretary Gavin Williams made the announcement as he visited the carrier on Thursday, while at sea, sailing on trials around the south coast of England. “In a […]

  • 30 October 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth left her home port for the first time on Monday, starting the second round of sea trials. Leaving her jetty at Her Majesty’s Naval base Portsmouth on October 30, HMS Queen Elizabeth and her crew started five to six weeks of machinery and systems trials off the south coast […]

  • 18 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    UK’s F-35B fighter jets are now cleared for take-off from the Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth after they passed land-based ski-ramp trials. This was announced by UK defense minister Harriett Baldwin who spoke on Tuesday before the House of Commons Defence Select Committee. “Successful ski-ramp trials mean the F-35 is cleared to fly […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Authorities

    HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers is entering her future homeport of HM Naval Base Portsmouth for the first time. The 65,000-tonne carrier is entering Portsmouth after setting sail for sea trials from Scotland’s Rosyth dockyard in June. More than 700 sailors, led by Commanding Officer Captain Jerry Kyd, and 200 […]

  • 15 August 2017
    Authorities

    HMS Queen Elizabeth will be entering Portsmouth Naval Base on Wednesday, the Royal Navy has announced. Weather consideration have prompted the Royal Navy to set the arrival of Britain’s new aircraft carrier to its homeport a bit earlier than expected. The UK defense ministry last week announced that the carrier would be arriving to Portsmouth […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to enter her new home in Portsmouth as soon as next Thursday, August 17, UK defense secretary Michael Fallon announced. The biggest warship Britain has ever built left Scotland’s Rosyth dockyard in June to complete trials before entering its homeport of Portsmouth Naval Base before the end of […]

  • 13 July 2017
    Equipment & technology

    Managing and reducing waste aboard the Royal Navy’s new 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is a complex task considering her size and the number of personnel she will be carrying. In charge of the process is the Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS) which has been put to the test during the carrier’s sea trials. […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Training & Education

    A Merlin helicopter has landed on HMS Queen Elizabeth’s enormous flight deck – the first aircraft to ever touch down on Britain’s biggest warship. It fell to 26-year-old pilot Lieutenant Luke Wraith from Yorkshire to set the 14-tonne helicopter safely down on the aircraft carrier, just days after she left Rosyth to begin trials in […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was joined by two frigates as she embarked on her maiden sea trials. The frigates’ role is to secure the seas around the aircraft carrier as she conducts vital system tests off the coast of Scotland today. HMS Queen Elizabeth left Rosyth, where she has been under construction since 2014, on […]

  • 27 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth put to sea on Monday for the first time to start sea trials off the coast of Scotland. In a delicate operation lasting nearly four hours, HMS Queen Elizabeth moved from the basin at Rosyth where she has been under construction since 2014, and into the Forth estuary. […]