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The nuclear aircraft carrier USS George Washington arrives in RJ and participates in the SOUTHERN SEAS 2024 exercise together with the Brazilian Navy

21 May 2024 to 15: 31
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The nuclear aircraft carrier USS George Washington arrives in RJ and participates in the SOUTHERN SEAS 2024 exercise together with the Brazilian Navy
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The nuclear aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) participates in the SOUTHERN SEAS 2024 exercise, bringing destroyers and tankers for joint maneuvers with the Brazilian Navy, aiming to improve military training and strengthen cooperation between the countries.

The nuclear aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrived in Rio de Janeiro to participate in the SOUTHERN SEAS 2024 exercise, in partnership with the Brazilian Navy. This event marks an important collaboration between the United States and Brazilian navies, promoting training and exchange of knowledge.

Along with the USS George Washington, the destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and the tanker USNS John Lenthal (T-AO 189) also arrived. These ships will head to Japan after the exercise, where the USS George Washington will replace the USS Ronald Reagan, which was deployed to the country for 10 years.

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USS George Washington is a Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier

The USS George Washington is a Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier built in honor of the first president of the United States, George Washington. This is the sixth ship of its class and brings with it a powerful air wing made up of 90 planes and helicopters, including the modern F/A-18 Super Hornet and F-35C Lightning II, which, according to the Naval Power, had to make an emergency landing at the Naval Air Base of São Pedro de Aldeia (RJ).

During the SOUTHERN SEAS 2024 exercise, the Brazilian Navy and the United States Navy will carry out joint maneuvers, combat training and defense exercises. The arrival of the USS George Washington in Brazil demonstrates the importance of cooperation between the two countries and strengthens regional military capabilities.

The participation of the USS George Washington in the SOUTHERN SEAS 2024 exercise reinforces the alliance between the United States and Brazil

The aircraft carrier is equipped with advanced defense systems, including two Sea Sparrow missile launchers and two 20mm Phalanx CIWS point guns. These systems are essential for protecting against aerial threats and anti-ship missiles.

Historically, the USS George Washington has faced significant challenges. In 2008, a fire on board injured 37 crew members during a voyage to Japan. More recently, during a period of maintenance between 2020 and 2021, the ship suffered a wave of suicides among its sailors. However, once these problems were overcome, the aircraft carrierNow you are ready for your new role in Japan.

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