The USS Gerald R. Ford – the US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier and largest warship in the world – is sailing under NATO command for the Neptune Strike 2023-2 deployment.
The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, and the largest warship in the world, is sailing under NATO’s command as part of Neptune Strike 2023-2 deployment.
The USS Gerald R. Ford, the first in a new class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, arrived in European waters last May for its first operational deployment. From 10 to 14 July, the carrier is deployed in the Mediterranean Sea as part of “Neptune Strike” and placed under the command of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO). The deployment provides the carrier the opportunity to operate with other Allied ships.
Footage includes shots of the USS Ford launching and recovering aircraft, and conducting resupply operations with helicopters.
---SHOTLIST— (00:00) VARIOUS SHOTS – US NAVY F/A-18 SUPER HORNET STRIKE FIGHTERS LAUNCH FROM THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS GERALD R. FORD DURING NEPTUNE STRIKE 2023-2
(00:48) VARIOUS SHOTS – F/A-18 SUPER HORNETS LAUNCH AND LAND AT SUNSET
(01:29) VARIOUS SHOTS – H-60 HELICOPTERS RESUPPLY THE USS FORD FROM A NEARBY SHIP
(02:03) VARIOUS SHOTS – SAILORS MANNING THE SHIP’S BRIDGE
(02:19) VARIOUS SHOTS – SAILORS MANNING PRIMARY FLIGHT CONTROL
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