Thursday, November 30, 2023

What is the powerful Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier that the US sent to support Israel?

The United States is shipping this Sunday the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) towards Israeli support after the terrorist attacks carried out since last Saturday that left hundreds of civilians dead and thousands injured.

This is the world’s largest warship and the newest class in 40 years, when the nation began to gradually replace the Nimitz models.

“CVN-78 honors the 38th president of the United States and pays tribute to his life of service to the Navy, the United States government, and the nation,” the US Navy said on its website.

He added that, during World War II, Ford rose to the rank of lieutenant commander in the Navy. served on the light aircraft carrier USS Monterey. He became president and held the country’s highest office between 1974 and 1977.

The US Navy indicated that sailors aboard the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford were its targets to ensure that the ship carried out national tasks in the coming decades.

He clarified that although the CVN-78 looks similar to a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, there are many features that make it unique, such as world-class technology, which includes a new nuclear plant, the capacity to generate almost three times the amount of electrical energy, innovative advanced arresting equipment, and the electromagnetic aircraft launch system.

The electromagnetic aircraft launch system, he explained, replaced the steam catapult system traditionally used to launch aircraft and expanded the range of aircraft launches. “Pave the way for innovations in manned and unmanned aircraft, as well as providing the opportunity for other technological advances in the future,” he said.

Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier and other resources

The Pentagon reported this Sunday in a statement that it has moved the US Navy aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford to Israel. Except for USS Normandy guided missile cruisers and missile destroyers guided Thomas Hudner, USS Ramage, USS Carney and USS Rossevelt.

Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Defense of the United States, announced that Washington will provide the Israeli Army with additional equipment and resources, including ammunition. More support is expected to be announced in the coming days.

“The material support we are rapidly providing to Israel emphasized the strong support of the United States of the Israel Defense Forces and the Israeli people,” Austin emphasized.

US President Joe Biden said in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that “More help” for his country is on its way.

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