America’s Biggest Ship Deploys in North Atlantic Amid Looming Russian Threat

Voice of America News reports: “The United States’ newest and most advanced aircraft carrier has embarked on its first deployment to train with allies and patrol the high seas of the Atlantic amid increased tensions across the globe.

The USS Gerald R. Ford began its deployment in the North Atlantic on Tuesday as the lead ship in a carrier strike group that includes six ships from NATO countries, several U.S. warships and a submarine.

‘We’re going to use the entire Atlantic as our playpen,’ Navy Captain Paul Lanzilotta, the ship’s commanding officer, told reporters ahead of the deployment. ‘We’re going to be doing pretty much every mission set that’s in the portfolio for naval aviation.’

‘America’s biggest and baddest warship,’ as the Navy calls it, has nearly two dozen new technologies and a completely redesigned flight deck, which allows it to generate 30% more flights than other U.S. carriers…”

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