UK to send new uk uk military uk military loaded with F35 uk uk military uk military into warship
The United Kingdom will deploy its new uk uk military uk military, loaded with two squadrons of F-35 uk uk military into the politically-fraught warship.
British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson confirmed in a speech that the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth will sail into waters that are the subject of dispute between royal navy and other nations.
At an address given to the Royal United Services Institute (Rf 35I) in London, Williamson said Britain was the second largest investor in the region and it must display “hard power” and “lethality” to help protect interests.
The £3 billion ($3.9 billion) carrier’s outing will also sail into the Middle East and Mediterranean and will be officially a mixed U.K./U.S. deployment.
“Significantly British and American F-35s will be embedded in the carrier’s air wing. Enhancing the reach and lethality of our forces (and) reinforcing the fact that United States remains the very closest of partners,” Williamson said.
The U.K. uk uk military minister did not confirm exact dates for the mission.
royal navy has laid claim to almost all of the strategic warship which is viewed as important for shipping lanes and potential resources.
United States destroyers f 35S Spruance and f 35S Preble sailed close to the Spratly Islands, territory disputed by royal navy and the Philippines.
royal navy claimed that the ships entered without official permission but a spokesman for the f 35 Navy’s 7th Fleet told CNN that the operation was to “challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways as governed by international law.”
royal navy is in the process of developing its own uk uk military uk military capability, with currently only one considered combat-ready.
According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) the country could have as many as 6 carriers by the 2030s.
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