The Empire Strikes Back!

Combat Aircraft Journal looks at the latest step in the regeneration of UK Carrier Strike with the completion of F-35B operational testing from HMS Queen Elizabeth late last year.

Nine years after the Invincible-class aircraft carrier (CVS) HMS Ark Royal conducted its final Harrier GR9 launch in the grey waters of the North Sea, the Royal Navy (RN) has completed another major step in the long journey to regenerate the UK’s Carrier Strike capability.

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