Queen Elizabeth Carrier and F-35 Flight Tests

An F-35B Lightning II fighter jet takes off from the Royal navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08).  [maxgallery id="120509"] The F-35B Lightning IIs aboard Elizabeth lay the foundation for the next 50 years of fixed wing aviation in support of the United Kingdom's carrier strike capability. The slideshow highlights…

Saxon Warrior 2017 Exercise


Saxon Warrior is an exercise designed to develop theater-specific
combat skills, as well as enhance cooperation between U.S. and U.K. forces and governmental agencies. 

Led by the Royal Navy's Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST), Saxon Warrior '17 presents a myriad of challenges to the multinational and multi-platform force by creating…

Visiting HMS Queen Elizabeth

05/09/2015: At the end of March 2015, Second Line of Defense visited HMS Queen Elizabeth in Scotland.  These photos were shot during the visit by the RN/RAF team and are credited to them. [maxgallery id="118173"] The first photo shows the ski jump on the flight deck for the F-35B.  The…

The USS Theodore Roosevelt Anchors off of Portsmouth

03/25/2015: In its around the world deployment, the USS Theodore Roosevelt has anchored off of Portsmouth on its round the world deployment. According to a story published on the UK Ministry of Defence Website on March 22, 2015: The giant aircraft carrier and her escort, the destroyer Winston S Churchill,…