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UK Carrier Strike Group: preparation, interoperability and maintenance (Video)

17th May 2021 - 13:30 GMT | by Noemi Distefano


HMS Queen Elizabeth (Credits: Crown copyright)

Behind the maiden deployment of the UK Carrier Strike Group to the Indo-Pacific are a multitude of efforts carried out by the RN, the MoD and industry to ensure the mission is executed with interoperability between vessels.

When the UK Carrier Strike Group (CSG) set sail from Portsmouth on 1 May for its maiden deployment, it marked the beginning of Britain’s new hunt for allies and partners in the Far East.

Led by HMS Queen Elizabeth, the CSG also includes RN Type 45 destroyers HMS Diamond and HMS Defender, and the Type 23 frigates HMS Richmond and HMS Kent.

As announced by the MoD on 31 March, some international ships will also accompany the task force: the Dutch De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate HNLMS Evertsen and the USN Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS The Sullivans

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Noemi Distefano


Noemi Distefano

Noemi Distefano is Shephard Media's multimedia journalist. 

She joined the company in 2019, following a …

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