The violent terrorist attacks of Hamas against Israel seem to be expanding, triggering a series of new attacks from Lebanon and Syria by Hezbollah, another enemy of Tel Aviv, all under the guise of support of Iran, which causes the US to support Israel. the Mediterranean with the powerful aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford.
The US Defense Department said Sunday it would move the USS Gerald R. Ford, which leads a strike group in the US Navy’s 6th Fleet, to the eastern Mediterranean.
On Tuesday evening, the Gerald R. Ford press team reported that it is in position if necessary to deploy more than 75 aircraft on board or activate its Mk 29 guided missile launch system to guard Israel’s rear while it’s staring. active threats to its borders and potential direct intervention by Iran.
Since last night crews have been conducting surveillance to prevent more weapons from reaching the hands of Hamas
This gigantic floating fortress of naval code CVN 78 is the first aircraft carrier of its class and the first new aircraft carrier designed in the last 40 years by the US Navy to replace the aging Nimitz class.
Although it resembles a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, there are several features that make the Ford “unique.” According to the US Navy, its world-class technology includes a new nuclear power plant for its operation that has the capacity to generate almost three times the amount of electrical energy it needs to operate.
In addition, the USS Gerald Ford has new advanced equipment to capture enemy ships and the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS).
The crew of the aircraft carrier consisted of 5,000 sailors, to which must be added another 2,000 who traveled aboard the cruisers, destroyers and submarines that accompanied it.