UK MOD in a muddle over F-35C

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Unread post11 Oct 2021, 20:58

The Power of Partnership: United Kingdom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iLhdkCn1SM

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Unread post12 Oct 2021, 06:37

Soaring to a New Milestone: UK F-35 Fleet Reaches 10,000 Flight Hours
11 Oct 2021 LM PR

"Since the delivery of the first jet in 2012, the United Kingdom F-35 programme has expanded tremendously. Recently, the UK fleet reached a new milestone, when it crossed the threshold of 10,000 flight hours. This milestone has been nearly 10 years in the making...."

Graphic: https://www.f35.com/content/dam/lockhee ... meline.png

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Unread post13 Oct 2021, 11:20

Britain’s new aircraft carrier departed Singapore Tuesday (Oct 12), bringing an end to a nearly three month deployment to the western Pacific. The 65,000-ton HMS Queen Elizabeth had arrived in Singapore barely 24 hours earlier following exercises with the southeast Asian island nation’s military, which included the carrier’s Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters training with Singaporean F-16 fighter jets.

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Unread post13 Oct 2021, 11:25

So the QE did have LIGHTING IIs BUT NOT ON DECK. 'Stevie' that is why one did not see all the aircraft displayed.
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Warships from Australia, Japan, U.K., and U.S. join forces in MPX 2021
19 Oct 2021 Naval News Staff

"Naval forces from Australia, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S. joined together in multilateral Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) 2021 to conduct naval training in the eastern Indian Ocean, Oct. 15-18.

During the multinational exercise, four Indo-Pacific navies, to include the Royal British Navy (RN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and U.S. Navy engaged in enhanced planning, advanced maritime communication operations, anti-submarine warfare operations, air warfare operations, live-fire gunnery events, replenishments-at-sea, cross-deck flight operations, and maritime interdiction operations....

...CSG 1 is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. This marks the first time that a CSG is deployed in the 7th Fleet area of operations with the Air Wing of the Future (AWOTF), including the first operational deployment for both the F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter and Navy CMV-22B Osprey...."

Photo: "BAY OF BENGAL (Oct. 17, 2021) An F-35B Lightning II, assigned to the “Wake Island Avengers” of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VFMA) 211, launches from the flight deck of U.K. Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R 08), while the ship steams alongside Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), and Japan Maritime Self- Defense Force Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Kaga (DDH 184), as the ships transit the Bay of Bengal as part of Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX), Oct. 17, 2021. MPX 2021 is a multilateral maritime exercise between the Royal Australian Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defense, U.K. Royal Navy, and U.S. maritime forces, focused on naval cooperation, interoperability and regional security and stability in the Indo-Pacific and is an example of the enduring partnership between Australian, Japanese, U.K. and U.S. maritime forces, who routinely operate together in the Indo-Pacific, fostering a cooperative approach toward regional security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Russell Lindsey)" https://www.navalnews.com/wp-content/up ... 2021-2.jpg


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Unread post20 Oct 2021, 00:12

Interesting that fixed-wing flight ops were being conducted in that proximity/formation.
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