Aircraft Carriers III


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Another really nice photo essay from Navy Lookout on CSG21. I quite like this one of HMS Defender.

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United Kingdom's Royal Air Force 617 Squadron conducts flight deck operations in the South China Sea on July 27, 2021.The United Kingdom's Carrier Strike Group 21 is a UK-led international strike group including support from the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, and The Royal Netherlands Navy HNLMS Evertsen. A free and open Indo-Pacific region that is peaceful and stable is vital to ensuring greater prosperity for the region and the world.

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Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA-211) conducts flight deck operations in the South China Sea on July 27, 2021. All Photos by USMC 1st Lt. Zachary Bodner
 

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One of the oldest aircraft used by the U.S. Navy on board its aircraft carriers will begin to be replaced soon. The C-2A Greyhound turboprop, manufactured by Northrop Grumman in the 1960s, will leave the scene by 2024 for the CMV-22B Osprey to enter service.

 

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SANTA RITA, Guam (Aug. 6, 2021) The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) sits along the pier at U.S. Naval Base Guam following its arrival for a port visit as part of United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group 21's deployment to the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo)

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 29, 2021) An MH-60R from the "Wolf Pack" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 conducts a cross deck operation aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth. HMS Queen Elizabeth is the fleet flagship for the Royal Navy and the United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group, which includes support from guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211. This deployment highlights the global reach of the U.S. and UK armed forces and their interoperability and enhances both nations' deterrence and defense capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by 1st Lt. Zachary Bodner)
 

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The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completes the third and final scheduled explosive event of Full Ship Shock Trials while underway in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 8, 2021. The U.S. Navy conducts shock trials of new ship designs using live explosives to confirm that our warships can continue to meet demanding mission requirements under harsh conditions they might encounter in battle. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Novalee Manzella & Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jackson Adkins)

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The Trials and Research Vessel NAWC 38 tows an explosive charge during USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) third and final scheduled explosive event for Full Ship Shock Trials while underway in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 8, 2021. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jackson Adkins)
 

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 12, 2021) An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, assigned to the “Black Eagles” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, taxis on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Vinson is participating in Large-Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021, globally integrated training that demonstrates the Navy’s ability to deploy precise, lethal, and overwhelming force across three naval component commands, five numbered fleets, and 17 time zones. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Wheaton)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 12, 2021) Sailors assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) stow MH-60S Sea Hawks, assigned to the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, on the ship’s flight deck. Vinson is participating in Large-Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Wheaton)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 12, 2021) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2, lands on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Vinson is participating in Large-Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Wheaton)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 11, 2021) An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the “Gauntlets” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136, launches from the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Vinson is participating in Large-Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff D. Kempton)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 12, 2021) A CMV-22B Osprey, assigned to the “Titans” of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30, lands on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Vinson is participating in Large-Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Haydn N. Smith)
 

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