A technical glitch prevented a British aircraft carrier from sailing, as this carrier was scheduled to lead NATO's largest maneuvers since the Cold War.
The British Royal Navy said that the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier would not sail today, Sunday, as planned.
The aircraft carrier "Prince of Wales" is scheduled to sail instead in NATO exercises, which will be organized off the Arctic coast of Norway.
Excluding the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, the British Navy may not be able to deploy aircraft in the Red Sea as suggested by Armed Forces Minister James Hebbey, amid increasing hostilities with the Iran-backed Houthi group, which is targeting cargo ships in the sea linking Asia to Europe and the United States.NATO began organizing large military exercises, the largest since the Cold War, in which tens of thousands of soldiers participate.
NATO called the maneuvers "Standing Defender 24" and said that it would witness the participation of 90,000 soldiers, 50 ships from aircraft carriers to destroyers, as well as more than 80 fighter planes, helicopters and drones, and more than 1,100 combat vehicles, including 133 tanks and 533 tanks. Infantry combat vehicle.