May 24, 2024

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The US will send three ships to South America to conduct naval exercises with its allies in the region.

The US will send three ships to South America to conduct naval exercises with its allies in the region.
The USS George Washington aircraft carrier in a file photo

US 4th Fleet Coming out in the coming months Three military shipsIncluding A aircraft carrierin its functional area South AmericaTo carry out exercises and operations at sea in conjunction with the naval forces of friendly countriesCircling the continent.

The deployment, the U.S. Southern Command announced in a statement, was called South Seas 2024 (Mares del Sur 2024), predicts interactions with Argentina, Brazil, Chili, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru And Uruguay. Arrival at ports Brazil, Chili And Peru.

Under the command of US Naval Southern Command/4th Fleet, the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter and the Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment tanker USNS John John will also sail in the area. Lenthal.

“South Seas 2024 will provide an opportunity to develop the platform Increases competition with allied naval forces” said the rear admiral Jim Aiken, Commander, US Naval Southern Command/US 4th Fleet. “Deployments like Mares del Sur 2024 strengthen maritime partnerships and build trust with our partners in the region.”

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Porter during an operation in the Black Sea (REUTERS).

For the first time in the South Seas by 2024, an inclusive international workforce of approx 24 officers from 11 allied nations will serve on the USS George Washington. These crews will receive instruction from professors at the United States Naval War College and will work alongside crew members assigned to the aircraft. Destroyer Force 40 Carry out detailed operational planning in support of operations at sea.

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Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, the Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the United States plan to participate in this international mission.

“We are excited to build readiness and advance training as we engage with our friends and partners in South America.”said the rear admiral Robert Westendorfcommander Carrier Strike Group 10.

The USS George Washington is one of the jewels of the US Navy

He USS George WashingtonOne of the jewels of the United States Navy, known as the most adaptable and survivable airfield in the world.

“Every day, Sailors aboard an aircraft carrier and its flight crew are combat trained and equipped for a wide range of missions,” said Southern Command. “They are ready to control the seas, launch attacks and maneuver across the electromagnetic spectrum and cyberspace. “No other navy has a comparable range and depth of combat capabilities.”.

Southern Seas 2024 is the tenth mission to the region since 2007 and the third involving the USS George Washington. The aircraft carrier also participated in the Southern Seas 2008 and Southern Seas 2015 missions.

As with previous deployments, the Southern Command concluded, “Southern Seas 2024 will build goodwill, strengthen maritime partnerships, counter threats and build our team.”