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Images Dated 2018
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Featured 2018 Print
Hms Queen Elizabeth Leaves Portsmouth for Helicopter Trials
HMS Queen Elizabeth (accompanied by her support craft), sailing from her home in Portsmouth for the first time since being officially commissioned into the Royal Navy in December.
The 65, 000-tonne future flagship will spend the next month conducting further sea trials, which will include testing with rotary wing aircraft, learning about their behaviour flying to and from the ship in a range of conditions.
Commanding Officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Captain Jerry Kyd, said: After the excitement of our commissioning ceremony in December, my ships company and our industry partners are looking forward to taking the ship to sea to conduct First of Class Rotary Wing Flying Trials.
The Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers are the biggest warships ever built for the Royal Navy - four acres of sovereign territory, deployable across the globe to serve the United Kingdom on operations for 50 years.
HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will be the most advanced warships in the Royal Navy fleet.
They are the future flagships of the nation. Initially the ships will carry helicopters. The vast flight deck and hangar can accommodate any helicopter in Britains military inventory.
From 2020, however, our punch will be delivered by the F35 Lightning II, the worlds most advanced stealth fighter-bomber
Featured 2018 Print
Royal Marines Teach USMC on their Over Snow Vehicle of Choice
Pictured are Viking Vehicles move through deep snow around Bardufoss exercise areas during Ex Cold Enabler 2018 in Norway.
Royal Marines from Bovington based Viking Squadron were training members of the USMC on the Viking All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) as part of Project ODIN. This project has seen members of 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines initially conducting driver training in the UK and then in Norway with the Royal Marine specialists.
The USMC were developing their cold weather warfare capability and required protected mobility that can thrive in the harsh arctic conditions; Viking is the vehicle of choice. Capable of traversing undulating deep snow, steep slopes and swimming in water, the ATV can also be mounted with a Heavy Machine Gun and has organic white phosphorous smoke. This makes it a formidable but manoeuvrable platform. With the ability to transport 10 fighting troops and 2 crew per vehicle, the tracked vehicles can deliver men to the battlefield fit to fight.
Viking Armoured Vehicles provide protected battlefield mobility for the Royal Marines of 3 Commando Brigade. Designed for amphibious operations they have the ability to 'swim' when required, either to land troops ashore, or to cross obstacles like rivers and lakes.
The Viking has the ability to move rapidly across the majority of terrain to outmanoeuvre the enemy.
Although the primary role of the Viking is in protected mobility for the Royal Marines, it is also often used in battlefield reconnaissance, fire support and as a command platform