It is the largest US warship in the world (and Russia protests).
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He’s coming to Oslo there The largest US warship in the world. Carrier Gerald R Ford He will reach Norway and go up the capital’s fjord. It will remain in port all next weekend: one will be launched from midnight Wednesday A military no-fly zone over the entire inner strait of Oslo and security measures by land, air and sea. Written by the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.
They will release a lot of security measures when docked because It is a nuclear powered ship. The Norwegian Directorate for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Preparedness (DSA) was involved in preparing for the visit with the Norwegian Armed Forces and emergency forces.
Largest US warship reaches Norway: Russia protests
The Russian embassy in Norway protested against the arrival of the giant aircraft carrier to Norway, stating that it is “illogical and harmful”. “There are no issues in the north that require a military solution, and there are no issues that require outside intervention,” embassy spokesman Timur Chekanov told AFP.
The “visit” was the nuclear-propelled aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford, with a displacement of more than 100 thousand tons and a length of 355 meters, which It can carry up to 90 fighters, a helicopter and thousands of people. Occurs during relations between Norway (NATO member), and Russia severely deteriorated after the invasionUkraine.
The ship, the pride of the US Navy, is usually stationed at Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia. But on May 2, it flew its first full mission, according to the military news site Navy Times. During the voyage across the Atlantic, she was also escorted by the destroyers Uss Ramage, Uss McFaul and Uss Thomas Hudner.
The course is set for the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea. This is Gerald R. Ford’s first full cruise: Norway and Oslo are the first “significant” destinations, said an analyst and university professor at the Norwegian Naval Academy, “It is a sign of NATO solidarity and part of the deterrence against Moscow. From the Russian point of view, it is ominous, said Stahl Ulrichsen.
The visit and presence of Gerald R. Ford’s ship is determined «A unique opportunity to develop cooperation and work more closely with it Our most important ally, the United States» Reads a statement from the Norwegian Armed Forces.
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