#USSNimitz and #USSRonaldReagan conduct dual-carrier ops in the South China Sea. Our forces operate wherever international law allows to reinforce our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific, a rules-based international order, and to our allies and partners in the region. t.co/g0xVnsBs4Y
— USNavyCNO (@USNavyCNO) July 17, 2020
Teamwork in the South China Sea: Nimitz, Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups Continue Exercises
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) July 17, 2020
The @TheRealCVN71 Carrier Strike Group transits in formation with the @NimitzNews Carrier Strike Group. Dual carrier operations like this one provide fleet commanders with an unmatched, unified combat force. #CVN71 #CVN68 pic.twitter.com/vP6OZRS6Sw
— Aircraft Carriers (@aircraftcarrier) July 17, 2020
HMS Queen Elizabeth ship to join US navy drills in MAJOR China crackdown
HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH’S maiden voyage will be to join the US and Japan’s joint military exercises in the Far East, as tensions with China continue to rise.
The aircraft carrier is set to be accompanied by a fleet of warships, including two Type 45 destroyers and two frigates.
HMS Queen Elizabeth will also be deployed with two squadrons of F-35B Lightning II jets, likely to be from the RAF and the US Marine Corps.
The Times revealed that the deployment is meant to counter an increasingly aggressive China.
Plans have also been drawn up to send sister ship, HMS Prince of Wales, to the region when it finishes training.