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Operation Joint Warrior: Hunterston Port hosts HMS Queen Elizabeth

The Harborston Harbor will host one element of one of Europe’s largest military exercises of its kind starting next week.

Exercise Strike Warrior 21, which incorporates Exercise Joint Warrior 21-1, will run from May 8th to 20th as part of the final preparations for the first deployment of the British Carrier Strike Group (CSG) next month.

The British Navy’s fleet flagship at the heart of the CSG, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, will be deployed shortly after the Strike Warrior is completed.

Ten countries will participate, with 31 warships, three submarines, 150 aircraft and approximately 13,400 military personnel.

This includes military range across the country and 1,500 ground troops in maritime exercise areas off the west and north coasts.

Australia will join NATO countries in the United Kingdom, the United States, Denmark, France, Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway and Poland by joining 34 Navy units.

Exercises will also take place in North Mince, west of Urapur, involving both civilian and military high-speed small boats, and GPS denial operations off the west coast.

Mine control operations will take place around Campbeltown and Lake Yu, and joint firing operations will take place in the Kaplus weapons range, Garvey Island, and the Kinetic Hebrides range.

The 150 aircraft involved will operate from RAF Rossimas, Prestowick Airport and Stonoway Airport.

The exercises reflect the various crises and conflict situations that may occur in production.



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