HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier strike Group

HMS Queen Elizabeth joined by supporting warships as the Carrier Strike Group assembles

This week the Royal Navy’s complete Carrier Strike Group assembled for the first time in the North Sea. The multi-national group worked up together in preparation for the more demanding exercise Joint Warrior that begins this week.

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Merlin trials aircraft - Crowsnest

The strike carrier’s eye in the sky – update on the Crowsnest project

As the clock runs down to the first operational carrier strike group deployment, Lockheed Martin, Thales and Leonardo are working to complete and flight-test the Crowsnest system that will provide airborne early warning capability. Here we take a look at the progress on the project.

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Barzan class Qatar Navy

Britain to build warships for Ukraine?

Reports in local media suggest the British government has offered to provide a loan to Ukraine so their navy can purchase 8 fast attack craft, with the first two vessels being built in the UK. Here we take a speculative look at this proposal and developments in the shipbuilding industry.

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