Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: In focus – composition, aims and future of UK carrier strike

17th February 2021 - 12:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

​Deployment of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) to the Indo-Pacific in a few months is intended to be its defining military operation of the year, during which its armed forces are likely to face cuts amid a significant downturn in spending.

When HMS Queen Elizabeth departs the UK later this year to begin the deployment of the country’s renewed carrier strike capability to the Indo-Pacific region, it is worth remembering that a decade will have passed since the decommissioning of HMS Ark Royal in 2011 and the sudden gapping of ...

Want to read more?

To read this article, along with thousands of others like it, start your Premium News free trial.

Start Trial or log in here
Back to News

Share to