Britain is now in action mode to teach a lesson to China who is showing an aggressive attitude on many issues including Hong Kong. Next year, the British Navy plans to deploy its largest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, in the full fleet to China in Asia. The aircraft carrier will conduct large-scale maneuvers with the US and Japan forces in the region amid continuing tensions in the South China Sea.
These warheads are deployed on aircraft carriers
This Styker group includes two squadrons of F-35B Lightning fighter jets, stealth fighters, two Type 45 class destroyers, two Type 23 Figrates, two tankers, and a fleet of helicopters. It is believed that its maneuvers near China could deepen tensions between the two countries. At the same time, there is a discussion that Australia and Canada can also be invited to this exercise. China’s relations with these two countries are also at a lower level.
What did British PM Boris Johnson say?
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an online speech that next year HMS Queen Elizabeth would visit the Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, and East Asia on our most ambitious deployment for two decades. He said that this aircraft carrier would also provide the necessary support to the British and coalition forces during this period.
Official confirmation of the first-time deployment
British officials had been hinting at the deployment of Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers to Asia since several months ago. But, this is the first time PM Boris Johnson himself has commented on this. It is believed that Britain’s move is to send a clear signal to China. In recent times, there has been a lot of verbal war in China and Britain over Hong Kong.