BRITISH ROYAL NAVY NEWS

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HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Queen Elizabeth pictured at sea for the first time. Wednesday 19 May 2021 saw a historic moment in Britain’s carrier renaissance as HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales met at sea for the first time.

In Terms of The Ships

New upgrade to Royal Navy aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince takes them to 'new level':

Winston Mahaffy, managing director of Thales’ naval communications business said the ship’s comms systems before the upgrade was already ‘world-leading’.

‘But this upgrade takes the carrier’s capability to a whole new level, enabling the carrier as a cutting-edge command platform for both the Royal Navy and other navies which is such an essential feature of international naval operations today,’ he added.

Both Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers Sailed Together For First Time:

In terms of Saber-Rattling

We Believe in ‘Law of the Sea’: Boris Johnson Ahead of Show of South China Sea Naval Force:

British Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth set sail for a seven-month-long voyage to Asia. During a recent visit to Portsmouth Naval Base in the southern English coast, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the deployment will show “our friends in China” that Britain believes in the “international law of the sea... We don’t want to antagonize anybody, but we do think that the United Kingdom plays a very important role, with friends and partners, the Americans, the Dutch, the Australians, the Indians (and many others)..."

On the Flip Side –

South China Sea: Royal Navy Leads Carrier Flotilla To Contested Waters:

China and its territorial ambitions in the South China Sea face another hurdle as UK's biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth set sail to the disputed waters on its maiden operational voyage.

While the task group will visit India, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, the voyage through the South China Sea is seen by many as a significant move aimed at countering China's increasing belligerence in the region.

Describing Beijing as "the biggest state-based threat to the UK's economic security," the review had stressed Britain's plans to increase its military presence around the world.> According to the UK Defense Ministry, the flotilla will be the largest concentration of maritime and air power to be deployed from the UK in a generation. "When our Carrier Strike Group (CSG) sets sail, it will be flying the flag for Global Britain -- projecting our influence, signaling our power, engaging with our friends and reaffirming our commitment to addressing the security challenges of today and tomorrow," UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said

Royal Navy warship 'expelled from Crimean coast' by Russian forces, FSB revealsRoyal Navy warship 'expelled from Crimean coast' by Russian forces, FSB reveals

October 2020, but has only been made public now – A British Royal Navy destroyer has been 'expelled' from waters off the Crimean coast after crossing into Russian territory, Russia's security service claims. However, the Ministry of Defense on Thursday categorically denied Russian claims.

In Terms of Technology

British Royal Navy Tests Jet Suits That Will Let Officers Fly:

The officer is then seen flying above the waters and landing on the deck of the navy's offshore patrol ship, HMS Tamar. The officer is wearing the suit that consists of a machine strapped onto him like a backpack.

Side Note on Defense Technology:

SIGN4L Signs MoU with European Defence Entities MBDA and CILAS to Explore Cooperation in High-energy Laser Weapons Systems:

What are HIGH ENERGY LASER WEAPON SYSTEMS:

In Terms of Finances

Royal Navy, Army and RAF have a £17bn budget blackhole with delays on most major projects, MPs told

It came after anger that companies from Italy, Spain, Japan and South Korea were all in the running for the £1.5billion contract, and a campaign was launched to ensure the three ships would be built in the UK.

Royal Navy 'made in Britain' £1.6billion carrier support ships could be mostly built abroad

In Terms of Espionage

In the world of espionage and war games, shell companies of the Chinese Communist Party won't get contracts could very well be getting contracts, as well as "obtaining" military secrets through agents loyal to the CCP.

Here's an example: Chinese Spies Sending British Military Tech Secrets to CCP Will Be Arrested Soon:

In Terms of Biblical Prophecy

Disciples of Jesus Christ asked Him, "Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the Sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?"

Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places.
24:8 All these [are] the beginning of sorrows.

World War 3 – The Second of its Three Woes/Phases The way of the kings of the East (eastern block - the U.S.S.R. and China re-united) might be prepared.

The SIGNS of The END Times – CLIMATE CHANGE - HELPS CAUSE ARMAGEDDON

THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE and THE TWO WITNESSES (UK and USA)

Britain’s Carrier Strike Group, led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, heads for Gibraltar

http://www.gibraltarpanorama.gi/175455

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 09:30
Britain's Carrier Strike Group, spearheaded by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, is sailing to Gibraltar, as part of a major deployment of Britain's armed forces.

"At long last we can celebrate the regeneration of UK Carrier Strike – a truly joint enterprise between the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. HMS Queen Elizabeth now embarks on her maiden operational deployment. The flagship of our fleet marks a step change from all that has gone before. At 65,000 tonnes, she is the largest and most powerful surface vessel ever constructed in this country.
"This is an incredibly exciting moment for the UK.
"She is a symbol of Global Britain in action. In an era of persistent competition, we need this capability more than ever. As the recent integrated review and defence command paper underlined, our adversaries pose a growing threat to the international order and the precious values that underpin our security and prosperity. On oceans around the world our competitors are testing the freedom of the seas and obstructing the narrow waterways so vital to our trade.

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In Terms of HMS Elizabeth's Route

HMS Queen Elizabeth and CSG21 Road Map to South China Sea 2021 (10min):

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Why is a UK aircraft carrier going on a world tour? (8min)

In Terms of Her Size:

Up Close To Britain’s Most Powerful Warship: HMS Queen Elizabeth | Forces TV (5min):


Gibraltar Yachting may feature the warship in Gibraltar on its YT Channel, like it does other big ships, like HMS Defender Type 45 Royal Navy Destroyer (26 May):

HMS Elizabeth Could Launch Stealth Jet Attacks Against Taliban In Afghanistan

Do you really think God is going to protect the Royal Navy (and US Military) protecting Satanic poppy fields? The Four Horseman and The Two Witnesses


Russia Will Hate Everything About The Royal Navy’s Next Submarine

Do you really think Russia is scared? Biblically, they are set to win WW3 – World War 3 The Second of its Three Woes/Phases as God's punishment for the British not keeping The Covenant.


CUTTING EDGE - Royal Navy test artificial intelligence against supersonic missile threats off Scots coast

Does AI work after an EMP strike? Is this kind of dependence going to be their downfall? Look what happened to the USS Sitting Donald Duck.

Western Allies really need to take The Bible seriously – Judgement is Coming. The Lord knows exactly why all these wars are forged and who the military are really protecting – the interest of Global Banksters.

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The British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides radio and television programmes for the British Armed Forces, and their dependents worldwide. Editorial control is independent of the Ministry of Defence and the armed forces themselves.

FROM BFBS – Programs that include Gibraltar:

Tunnels: Fighting Underground with the Royal Marines | H-HOUR

Behind the Scenes... Royal Marines in Gibraltar | BFBS

Gibraltar: Why There's Wild Monkeys, WW2 Tunnels and British Forces | BFBS

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31st May 2021

The UK’s new aircraft carrier sailed past Gibraltar early on Sunday morning on a maiden operational deployment that will see it visit 40 countries around the world.

The UK Government hopes the deployment will signal to allies that post-Brexit Britain is ready to defend Western interests and uphold respect for international rules.

During a key part of the eight-month voyage, HMS Queen Elizabeth and other vessels in the Carrier Strike Group will cross through the South China Sea in a signal to Beijing that sea lanes must remain open.

HMS Queen Elizabeth had been scheduled to enter British Gibraltar territorial waters on Sunday, though there were no plans to anchor the ship or bring it into port.

In the event though, the ship and its escorts sailed past about three miles off the Rock, where they were met by vessels from the Royal Navy’s Gibraltar Squadron and the Gibraltar Defence Police.

Only HMS Richmond entered the Bay of Gibraltar briefly before turning south again and heading back out into the strait.

Plans to host local dignitaries who were going to be ferried aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth on helicopters were also shelved at the last minute, as was a press briefing at RAF Gibraltar.

The Ministry of Defence did not explain the reason for the change of plans, although some Spanish media speculated that the decision to sail past the Rock may have followed diplomatic pressure from the Spanish government.

The deployment has been organised as part of the “UK’s tilt to the Indo-Pacific region” in a bid to “bolster deep defence partnerships” as well as to take part in an exercise to mark the 50th anniversary of the Five Powers Defence Agreement with Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

Accompanying HMS Queen Elizabeth is a surface fleet made up of Type 45 destroyers HMS Defender and HMS Diamond, Type 23 anti-submarine frigates HMS Kent and HMS Richmond, and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s RFA Fort Victoria and RFA Tidespring, as well as the US destroyer USS The Sullivans and Dutch frigate HNLMS Evertsen.

A Royal Navy Astute-class submarine will also accompany the carrier strike group armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles.

“This deployment shows that we are strong on our own, but even stronger with our allies,” said UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

The carrier is "a hugely powerful statement," Commodore Steve Moorhouse, the ship's commanding officer and captain told Reuters on deck off the Portuguese coast, two days before the carrier sailed through the Strait of Gibraltar.

"It shows that we are a global navy and wanting to be back out there," he said.

"The aim for us is that this deployment will be part of a more persistent presence for the United Kingdom in that region," he added, referring to the Indo-Pacific that includes India and Australia.

Britain was the main battlefield ally of the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan and, alongside France, the principal military power in the European Union. But its 2016 vote to leave the EU had raised questions about its global role.

Partly in response to those concerns, London announced its biggest military spending increase since the Cold War late last year and has been touting the clout of the carrier, built at a cost of more than 3 billion pounds.

HMS Queen Elizabeth will exercise with naval vessels from the United States, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea, along the route, Moorhouse said on Thursday.

THREATS AND CHALLENGES

Britain, like China, now has two aircraft carriers, both countries dwarfed by the United States' fleet of 11 carriers.

The new 65,000-tonne vessel carries eight British F-35Bs and 10 U.S. F-35s as well as 250 U.S. marines as part of its 1,700-strong crew.

It will lead two destroyers, two frigates, a submarine and two support ships on its journey of 26,000 nautical miles, joined by a U.S. destroyer and a frigate from the Dutch navy.

During the deployment, the carriers F35B Lightning fast jets operated by the renowned “Dambusters” squadron, or 617 Squadron, will join Operation Shader targeting the remnants of so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the MoD announced.

The F35B jets are multi-role combat aircraft equipped with advanced sensors, mission systems and stealth technology – enabling them to carry out intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks.

Asked about British efforts to step up influence in the Indo-Pacific region to counter China's rising power - a strategy also followed by the European Union and supported by NATO – Commodore Moorhouse said:

"We want to uphold international norms ... our presence out there is absolutely key."

China claims 90% of the potentially energy-rich South China Sea, but Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also lay claim to parts of it.

The United States has long opposed China's expansive territorial claims there, sending warships regularly through the waterway to demonstrate freedom of navigation. About $3 trillion worth of trade passes through it each year.

In the Mediterranean, the British carrier group is part of NATO's biggest drills of the year, Steadfast Defender, that includes a maritime live exercise with around 5,000 forces and 18 ships.

"It sends a message of NATO's resolve," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said onboard the aircraft carrier.

"We face global threats and challenges, including the shifting balance of power with the rise of China," he said, adding that although China had the world's biggest navy, it was not considered an adversary by NATO.

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News on the Med War Games -

British nuclear submarine visits Gibraltar

Royal Navy flagship teams up with French carrier for ‘cat and mouse’ war games

The submarine appeared to be having some level of equipment fitting done.

The aircraft carrier met up with the FS Charles de Gaulle in the western Mediterranean as it continues its first operational deployment with the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) heading to the Indo-Pacific region.

The UK and US F35B Lightning stealth jets embarked aboard the Queen Elizabeth have been taking part in exercises with the French carrier and its Rafale aircraft.

A Royal Navy spokesman said: “The first phase of Exercise Gallic Strike saw Queen Elizabeth and Charles de Gaulle take part in a cat-and-mouse style war game, with both task groups testing the others’ abilities to protect and defend against threats.

Preparation in May – Massive British, NATO war games prepare Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group to confront Russia and China

This year’s iteration of Britain’s biannual Joint Warrior exercise in the Irish Sea is subsumed under another exercise, Strike Warrior 21, being used to prepare the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, the flagship of the Royal Navy, and its carrier strike group for deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Asia-Pacific region.

NATO begins massive Defender 2021 military exercises aimed at Russia

The United States, at the head of the NATO military alliance, is continuing its military and diplomatic drive to encircle and subjugate Russia.

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact in 1991, NATO has absorbed much of Eastern Europe and, with the Euromaidan coup of 2014 in Ukraine, expanded its sphere of influence up to Russia’s border. This is the context in which the huge NATO military exercise beginning this week, Defender 2021 Europe, unfolds.

Since March, NATO has amassed over 28,000 soldiers from 26 allied nations to practice for war.

According to a US military fact-sheet on Defender-Europe 2021, the exercise “demonstrates our ability to serve as a strategic security partner in the western Balkans and Black Sea regions while sustaining our abilities in northern Europe, the Caucasus, Ukraine and Africa.” Listed among the “countries participating in exercise activities” are non-NATO member states Ukraine and Georgia.

These drills will continue into June.

Classified War Games to Simulate Global Conflict With China and Russia

From March – The scenarios (of the 2021 War Games) that could be simulated in the war games include major cyberattacks, a Russian advance in the Baltics, confrontation in the Arctic with Russia, incidents with China in the South China Sea, and a Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

The results of the war games could have an impact on troop numbers around the world and could be a factor in making decisions on military budgets.

Anonymous officials speaking to CNN hinted that the results of this summer’s war games will not look good for the US, which means they will be used to justify more military spending.

US ‘Gets Its Ass Handed to It’ in Wargames: Here’s a $24B Fix

In June – WASHINGTON: The US keeps losing, hard, in simulated wars with Russia and China. Bases burn. Warships sink. But we could fix the problem for about $24 billion a year, one well-connected expert said, less than four percent of the Pentagon budget.

All Wars Are Banksters' War - Nazi-Banksters Crimes Ripple Effect

Russia is back in the Mediterranean and it is there to stay

2 June 2021 – In 2021 Putin sacrificed the prosperity of the noughties to spend every spare kopek on re-equipping the military, a campaign that more or less finished in 2018.

“Russia’s strategy in the Mediterranean is an integral part of its strategy for the wider European theatre, which has long been the principal arena of its foreign policy triumphs and setbacks,” Eugene Rumer and Richard Sokolsky of Russia Strategic Initiative (RSI), a US Department of Defence organisation, said in a paper published by the Carnegie Centre Moscow.

Western NATO allies have looked on with some alarm at Russia’s expansion in the Mediterranean.

“The principal rationale for Russia’s return to the region has been the prospect of a military confrontation in the European theatre and concerns about the vulnerability of its southern flank in a conflict with NATO...“The Kremlin may aspire to dominate the Mediterranean one day, but for now its aim is to deny this option to NATO (paper).”


Who would win a real war scenario (WW3)? We can look to the Bible for the answer – World War 3: The Second of its Three Woes/Phases (the First Woe was the Invasion of Kuwait - Gulf War) – The Pen-ultimate WOE - The Time of the Sixth Angel (of The Apocalypse/Revelation)

Is the Mediterranean Sea Becoming a Russian Navy Playground?

Note - This article deals with mainly the Eastern Mediterranean.

During the Cold War, Soviet warships were a familiar sight in the Mediterranean.

A permanent force in the Mediterranean enhances Russian prestige in the region, deters Western military operations in the areas, and provides security against the Mediterranean as a base for hostile forces to strike the Russian homeland.

Should Russian forces stay in the Mediterranean, they would pose a serious threat to U.S. and NATO forces by creating an increasingly dense missile and electronic-warfare environment farther into the eastern Mediterranean Sea.