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China takes advantage as Western carrier operations struggle

21st April 2020 - 18:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


With aircraft carriers of both the US and French navies returning to port following outbreaks of the COVID-19 coronavirus on board, eyes are turning to the upcoming deployment of the UK RN’s HMS Queen Elizabeth in the coming weeks as the pandemic continues to threaten global operations.

Despite concerns being raised about the deployment of the UK carrier in recent days, information on the measures being undertaken by the MoD and RN is in short supply at a time when HMS Queen Elizabeth is supposed to be working up to a first operational deployment in 2021 to the Asia-Pacific region

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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