Carrier aviation «Eisenhower» STARTS sortie

Carrier aviation
Deck aviation South American nuclear aircraft carrier «Eisenhower», arrived in the northern part of the Arabian Sea, started to fulfill combat tasks to provide air support to NATO troops in Afghanistan, said the information service of the U.S. Navy.

According to Wing Commander «Eisenhower» Captain Terry Morris, deck-based aircraft carrier will be used in 2-key operations, one of which will deal with regional security at sea, and the other — to support coalition forces in Afghanistan, including a cover of troops, electronic warfare and reconnaissance.

Carrier battle group led by the aircraft carrier «Eisenhower» was replaced by a similar group led by the aircraft carrier «John Stennis», which was more than six months in the Persian Gulf. «John Stennis» went home to his naval base in Bremerton (WA).

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