“The Carrier Strike Group offers cutting-edge air, surface and underwater defence, but it is also a focal point for the worldwide democratic activity that is more powerful than any weaponry.”
The Royal Navy have launched a new section of their website detailing the upcoming deployment.
— Commander UK Carrier Strike Group (@smrmoorhouse) February 15, 2021
“Fast jets. Helicopters. Destroyers. Frigates. Nuclear submarines. Support vessels. Minesweepers. They’re all vital pieces of kit, each with their own role to play in the modern Royal Navy. But put them together, with a state-of-the-art aircraft carrier at their centre, and you have a fighting force that’s as potent as it is flexible.”
You can, and you’re encouraged to, read the page for yourself for all the most up to date information on the deployment as it gets ready to begin.
HMS Queen Elizabeth and her Carrier Strike Group will deploy to the Pacific later this year.
Prior to the deployment, it is understood that the carrier strike group will go through a work-up trial off the west Hebrides range sometime in early 2021.
The Ministry of Defence say that the Carrier Strike Group “offers Britain choice and flexibility on the global stage, reassuring our friends and allies and presents a powerful deterrent to would-be adversaries.”
The Ministry of Defence say that the deployment is expected to include NATO’s most sophisticated destroyers — the Royal Navy’s Type 45s HMS Diamond and HMS Defender and US Navy Arleigh Burke-class USS The Sullivans as well as frigates HMS Richmond and HMS Kent from the UK.