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U.K. Carrier Capability Returns To The Indo-Pacific

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Strengthened British bases and facilities are now seen across and around the Indian Ocean. At Bahrain, HMS Jufair, abandoned in 1971 was re-established in 2018, and the U.K. Joint Logistics Support Base was opened at Duqm the same year. Increased U.K. use of Diego Garcia has been evident since 2018. Finally, in Singapore the modest U.K. presence in the repair and logistics facility (British Defence Singapore Support Unit) at Sembawang wharf, was supplemented with the Defence Staff Office in 2017, amid subsequent talk of further reinforcement of the U.K. presence there.

A U.K. focus on the Indo-Pacific was given further impetus by Brexit and the need to secure trade deals across the Indo-Pacific – involving South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, India, and New Zealand, as well as seeking entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership – which in turn has made security of sea lanes (commerce flows and shipping) of even greater significance for the U.K.



Things are really ramping up in SE Asia, its going to be an interesting and scary few years.
 

Tai Hai Chen

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To be honest. The British carriers are crap compared to Type 003. First, they back EMALs. Second, they are fairly modest in size, about 280 meters long.

 

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Perhaps someone forgot to inform Brits that it's not the 18th, 19th or mid 20th century anymore. They are not the leading global power anymore. Now china can pulverize them many times over. ....gone are the days of opium wars....
 
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Perhaps someone forgot to inform Brits that it's not the 18th or the 19th century anymore. They are not the leading global power anymore. Now china can pulverizer them many times over. ....gone are the days of opium wars....
Yes, and a military operation to retake Hong Kong from China would be disastrous for Britain. In the 1950s Taiwan mounted an amphibious assault to retake mainland China and they suffered heavy casualties before retreating back to Taiwan.
 
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Perhaps someone forgot to inform Brits that it's not the 18th, 19th or mid 20th century anymore. They are not the leading global power anymore. Now china can pulverize them many times over. ....gone are the days of opium wars....
Perhaps someone forgot to inform you that the UK is not alone. They have the US, Japan, France and OZ working together in the Pacific.
 

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Perhaps someone forgot to inform you that the UK is not alone. They have the US, Japan, France and OZ working together in the Pacific.
Japan has been at war with Britain. France is long time nemesis of Britain and still is. The only country Britain can count on is Australia due to ethnic and cultural affinity.
 

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