Navy: Task Forces

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 16 January 2017.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the proposed composition of the Carrier Strike Group; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Maritime Task Group will be tailored for each task. While the precise number and mix of vessels deployed would be dictated by the prevailing operational circumstances, we could draw from a range of modern and highly capable vessels including the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, with embarked F-35B Lightning II and helicopters, surface combatants, submarines and logistic support shipping.

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