Portaaviones del RU se dirige a Asia en viaje inaugural
May 4, 2021 - El portaaviones HMS Queen Elizabeth de Gran Bretaña dirigirá el Grupo de Ataque de Portaaviones 21 – una flotilla de barcos de la Armada Real – en su viaje inaugural de 28 semanas al este de Asia.
The carrier will have eight RAF and 10 U.S. F-35B stealth jets onboard and will be accompanied by six Royal Navy ships, a submarine, 14 naval helicopters and a company of Royal Marines.
They will be joined by a U.S. destroyer and Dutch frigate while carrying out visits to India, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
The high-profile deployment, aimed at bolstering security ties in East Asia, comes amid tensions in the region as concern grows in Japan over any threat posed to neighbouring Taiwan by China, Reuters said.
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