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Re: Carrier Strike Group 2021 - CSG21

Unread post by Pelican » Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:36 pm

Britain reaffirms Asia 'tilt' as new warship makes Singapore stop


SINGAPORE, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Britain's new aircraft carrier the HMS Queen Elizabeth made a stop in Singapore on Monday, part of a move to reassert itself globally and boost its military presence in Asia amid rising competition among major powers.

The Queen Elizabeth led a British carrier strike group in exercises with Singapore's military at the weekend, including naval manoeuvres and simulated combat training with F-35B stealth fighters and F-16 jets.

Britain plans to permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters, where the United States and Western allies are trying to contain China's militarisation and island-building in seas vital to the movement of trillions of dollars of global trade.

"Our recent integrated review highlighted the importance of the Indo Pacific and the UK's intent to tilt here and have an increased footprint, and much more persistent presence," strike group commander, Commodore Steve Moorhouse, told Reuters aboard the new 65,000-tonne vessel.

"What better way to just show that off in the first instance, with Queen Elizabeth deploying here for her first operational deployment."

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Unread post by Pelican » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:24 pm

By Sir Humphrey:

A Global Navy for A Global Britain - CSG21 in the Pacific

The Royal Navy has continued to demonstrate its impressive global reach and presence in the Pacific Ocean. The Carrier Strike Group deployment has been operating across the region, with ships calling in various ports, and jointly operating with friends and allies in a range of exercises.

Perhaps the defining point of the deployment thus far has been the stunning images released showing HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH steaming alongside a pair of US carriers, and a Japanese helicopter carrier, along with escorts and support ships. This image of a coalition of willing allies working together at sea sends a powerful signal to a variety of nations.

For the Royal Navy the CSG21 deployment has marked a welcome return to operating strike carriers globally for the first time in many years. It has been an extremely useful deployment that has helped not only visibly demonstrate the renewed British interest in the Indo-Pacific, but also begin to rekindle defence links that had become somewhat atrophied in previous years.

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UK Carrier Strike Group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth enters Bay of Bengal

The UK’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG), led by HMS Queen Elizabeth has sailed into the Bay of Bengal today in a powerful demonstration of the UK-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership agreed by both Prime Ministers in May 2021.

Continues, including photos, at - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-c ... -of-bengal
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Unread post by Pelican » Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:12 pm

HMS Queen Elizabeth - Having worked in partnership for over a year, yesterday we waved goodbye Waving hand to USS The Sullivans. Fair winds and following seas.
Video at - https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ/status/1450793949690580999

HMS Richmond has arrived in Goa - https://twitter.com/HMS_Richmond/status ... 1462278144

Merlin Mk4 of 845NAS on the flight deck of USS Carl Vinson while conducting personnel transfers and logistic support for the Carrier Strike Group CSG21:
https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/ ... 9902073871
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Unread post by Pelican » Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:56 pm

HMS Queen Elizabeth and her Carrier Strike Group have visited dozens of countries on the groups maiden deployment, here’s a breakdown of what went where.

Country / Overseas Territory Activity
Australia Passage Exercise , air interaction, Exercise BERSAMA GOLD[1]
Bangladesh Port visit to Chittogram
British Indian Ocean Territory Port visit to Diego Garcia
Brunei Port visit to Bandar Seri Begawan
Cambodia Virtual defence engagement
Canada Exercise PACIFIC CROWN (Pacific Ocean) South China Sea navigation in company
Cyprus Port visit to Limassol and Larnaca
Djibouti Port visit to Djibouti
Egypt Port visit to Alexandria
France Exercises Atlantic Trident (North Atlantic) and Gallic Strike (Mediterranean) Press Release
Georgia Port visit to Batumi
Gibraltar Hosted reception at sea
Greece Port visits to Piraeus and Souda.
Guam Port visits to Guam
India Maritime Participation Exercise in the Indian Ocean Press Release
Indonesia Port visit to Jakarta
Israel Exercise Falcon Strike and Exercise Tri-Lightning (both in the Mediterranean). Port visit to Haifa
Italy Exercise Falcon Strike, transit in western Mediterranean, Port visits to Augusta, Messina and Taranto Press Release
Japan Port visits to Sasebo, Yokosuka, Funakoshi, Exercise PACIFIC CROWN (Pacific Ocean), quad carrier exercise (with two carriers from the USA, one from Japan and HMS Queen Elizabeth), Reception and capability demonstration, South China Sea navigation in company Press Release
Malaysia Passage Exercise, Exercise BERSAMA GOLD
Montenegro Port visit to Bar, Reception and Capability Demonstration, Press Release
New Zealand South China Sea Transit in company, Exercise BERSAMA GOLD
Oman Port visit to Duqm
Republic of Korea Search and rescue exercise, at sea reception and capability demonstration Press Release
Saudi Arabia Port visit to Jeddah. Passage Exercise
Singapore Passage Exercise including some limited air exercising. Port visit to Sembawang. Reception and capability demonstration, Exercise BERSAMA GOLD Press Release
Spain Port visits to Alicante and Cartagena
Thailand Co-ordinated maritime manoeuvres Press Release
Turkey Port visit Istanbul Press Release
Ukraine Port visit to Odessa Press Release
United States Dual, tri and quad carrier exercises. Exercise Atlantic Trident (North Atlantic), Exercise Gallic Strike (Mediterranean), Exercise Falcon Strike, Exercise Tri-Lightning Press Release Press Release
Vietnam Port visit to Da Nang and Passage Exercise
NATO* Exercise Steadfast Defender (North Atlantic), Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 – Operation Sea Guardian (Mediterranean), At-sea reception and capability demonstration Press Release Press Release

*Whilst not a country, assets from the UK Carrier Strike Group also participated in NATO-led military exercises and engagements. [1] Five Powers Defence Arrangements Exercise hosted by Malaysia with participants from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK.

As a representation of the ‘Indo-Pacific tilt’ in the UK’s foreign policy, the Carrier Strike Group made its maiden deployment in May 2021 and has conducted operations and engagements in the Mediterranean and the Indo-Pacific. The Strike group will travel over 26,000 nautical miles from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, from the Gulf of Aden to the Arabian Sea, and from the Indian Ocean to the Philippine Sea, engaging with 40 countries. This deployment will end in December 2021.

The Strike Group comprises aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, Type 45 destroyers HMS Defender and HMS Diamond (although this ship has had recent issues), Type 23 frigates HMS Richmond and HMS Kent, and tanker and storage ships Fort Victoria and RFA Tidespring. In Addition, there’s an Astute class submarine, an American destroyer and a Dutch frigate.

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Unread post by Pelican » Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:31 pm

Royal Navy Wildcat fires the first operational Martlet missile


On 16th October, a Wildcat helicopter conducted the first operational firing of the Marlet missile. The aircraft, 219 flight from 815 Naval Air Squadron and based on HMS Defender launched the missile, successfully hitting the target while flying in the Bay of Bengal.

This is a significant step in the introduction of the Martlet Lightweight Multi-Role Missile (LMM) into service and adds another important layer of defence to the Carrier Strike Group. Martlet is primarily intended to provide defence against asymmetric threats such as small boat swarms. Initial airborne test firings were made in April 2020 but this is the first time the missile has been fired by an operational aircraft and in a theatre outside the UK. Another 815 NAS Wildcat based on HMS Richmond supported the serial as ‘chase aircraft’, recording the launch. HMS Defender is currently part of the CSG21 deployment and the in early October the group passed through the Malacca Strait and into the Bay of Bengal, ahead of joining the Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX21) which included the US, Australian and Japanese navies.

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Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9sOlUsiCjE&t=127s
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Re: Carrier Strike Group 2021 - CSG21

Unread post by Pelican » Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:49 pm

DIAMOND

Type 45 Destroyer HMS Diamond is in port with “technical issues”, the British Embassy in Singapore has confirmed.

She will be getting the name of Dodgy Diamond

See - https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/hms-dia ... hPIlQ0Ppfc
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