War in Ukraine: The United States flexes its muscles and sends a 2nd nuclear aircraft carrier to Europe

The United States is strengthening its military presence in Western Europe.

“This deployment is an opportunity to advance our operational capabilities and demonstrate the benefits that these armaments will bring to naval aviation, to the region and to our allies and partners”explains the American Admiral Greg Huffman, quoted by the UK Defense Journal.

“Today more than everhe adds, It is paramount for the U.S. Navy to strengthen our relationships with our allies and partners to help promote a peaceful, stable and conflict-free Atlantic region.” Without mentioning the war in Ukraine and the Russian threats of resorting to tactical nuclear strikes.

The US carrier battle group, led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford, will arrive in Europe in mid-November, according to British media.

Joint maritime operations

It is expected to participate with its NATO allies in training exercises, including long-range maritime strikes, air defense, anti-submarine warfare and joint maritime operations.

The aircraft carrier is expected to call at Portsmouth Naval Base in southern England, but its exact arrival date has not been released. And no official confirmation came from the American staff.

This Friday, the USS Gerald Ford anchored in the port of Halifax in Canada, according to the press service of the second fleet of the United States Navy.

Until now, only one American carrier battle group sailed in European waters, that of the aircraft carrier USS George Bush.

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is an aircraft carrier of the same type as the Nimitz-class buildings, launched in 2017. It carries 90 planes, helicopters and drones, including fifth-generation F-35C fighters.

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