The US has concentrated two aircraft carrier strike groups in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time in 20 years - Gerald R. Ford and Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in the region after the attack on Israel

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 08.11.2023, 16:03

The US Navy has conducted exercises in the Eastern Mediterranean, in which two aircraft carrier strike groups took part at once. The US warships arrived in the region after Hamas attacked Israel a month ago.

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The USS Gerald R. Ford was the first to go to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. It is the largest and most expensive aircraft carrier in the world. Its cost has exceeded $13 billion. In addition, in the middle of last month, the aircraft carrier strike group USS Dwight D. Eisenhower departed Norfolk for the Mediterranean Sea. Eisenhower.

The US has concentrated two aircraft carrier strike groups in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time in 20 years - Gerald R. Ford and Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in the region after the attack on Israel

The group includes missile cruisers and destroyers. They can use Tomahawk cruise missiles and anti-aircraft missiles of the Standard family. The use of the Standard Missile 2 was demonstrated by the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carney. It successfully shot down four missiles and half a dozen drones that were flying towards Israel.

The US has concentrated two carrier strike groups in the Eastern Mediterranean for the first time in 20 years. The last time this happened was during the Iraq war in 2003. However, for the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower's final destination is the Red Sea, where the landing ships USS Bataan and USS Carter Hall are stationed.