NATO assembles the largest fleet of ships in history in the Mediterranean

Amid the worsening Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the North Atlantic Alliance is concentrating a task force of ships in the Mediterranean Sea, which will become the largest formation of its kind in NATO history in this region.

Thus, south of the island of Sardinia, the aircraft carrier group USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) is based, which includes the missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG-58), the destroyers USS Gravely (DDG-107) and USS Mason (DDG-87) , as well as the frigate Virginio Fasan (F 591).

NATO assembles the largest fleet of ships in history in the Mediterranean

In addition, the amphibious helicopter carrier Tonnerre is located in the Gulf of Lion. North-west of Crete, a naval group of the Western bloc consisting of eight frigates is in combat guard.

At the same time, the British aircraft carrier R08 Queen Elizabeth entered the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

The strike group of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford with the cruiser USS Normandy, destroyers USS Thomas Hudner, USS Ramage (DDG-61), USS Carney (DDG-64) and USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) is concentrated west of Cyprus. There is also a Royal Navy task force nearby, consisting of the casualty reception ship RFA Argus and the landing ship auxiliary RFA Lyme Bay (L3007).

The flagship of the US 6th Fleet, USS Mount Whitney, is based south of Cyprus. The ships of the naval task force, consisting of the frigates FGS Baden-Württemberg and HS Adrias, the corvettes Erfurt, Oldenburg, TCG Heybeliada, BNS Sangram and KRI Frans Kaisiepo-368, are also waiting in the wings.

In the Red Sea are the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan and dock ships USS Mesa Verde and USS Carter Hall.

Along with this, 11 more warships of various classes and the ITS Pietro Venuti submarine, which do not belong to any maritime group, patrol the region.
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  1. Boniface Offline Boniface
    Boniface (Leo) 30 October 2023 10: 08
    Damn Spectacle Throwers!!! wassat
  2. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 30 October 2023 10: 35
    A good opportunity to practice actions by unmanned vehicles against these targets. Not all of them need to practice unmanned warfare in the Russian fleet with the help of Ukraine. With the help of the Palestinians and others interested, we can test our unmanned capabilities and drive the united NATO fleet around the Mediterranean. Such a number of targets is a shooting gallery!!!
  3. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 30 October 2023 11: 04
    This is how much money the United States will spend on this “cruise” in the Mediterranean!
    I can clearly hear Bandera’s supporters crying in Kyiv.
    Now there is no time to help Ukraine.
  4. Yuras Offline Yuras
    Yuras (Yuras) 30 October 2023 12: 05
    For the State of Israel, resolving the current hot conflict without resolving the Iranian nuclear program in the future is like death. And here everyone will be, I can assume, when everyone pulls up and at the end of the conflict no one will intervene, then they will put economic pressure so that the nerves can’t stand it, for example, Japan and Pearl Harbor. Even if they don’t succumb to provocations, then they organize something like Germany and Poland on the border in 1939, this is a trivial matter for them. And the soul rushed to heaven, for some this is a great opportunity, under the slogans of solidarity, unity, cohesion and so on, with a stony and cynical face, to organize a war, simultaneously crap and humiliating Russia in Syria. As in the film "Kingdom of Heaven" - Rene, I need war - it will be performed.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 30 October 2023 22: 17
      Here it seems we are expecting a different layout of cards and a different game. Before a big war, big maneuvers are needed, so they start with the fleet, because it is the most inert and takes a long time to harness, and in the Pacific region it will be one of the main trump cards. In the Middle East this will end, they will walk under the noses of Iran, Turkey, Russia, and others, they will show the power and capabilities of the entire Middle East.. Now act by force in the Pacific region, there is a dead end there and you cannot scare the “elephant” of the “dragon”, the forces then nuclear ones are equal, and add the Russian ones (if the compradors under the power of the Russian Federation do not betray them again), the United States will have to tuck its tail between its legs.
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  6. Kiril Offline Kiril
    Kiril (Kiril) 31 October 2023 18: 48
    And why scare several hundred militants? lol
  7. Obstacle Offline Obstacle
    Obstacle (Alexander) 31 October 2023 18: 50
    You will go to any lengths to get closer to a fight with Iran...
  8. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 2 November 2023 22: 49
    in general, the fact that this will happen, I wrote a few days ago, .... this proves that
    1st gas sector will not be limited to everything, Israel will be expanded to include all of Lebanon, part of Syria, all of Jordan (1st stage), part of Egypt, all of Iraq, part of Saudi Arabia (third stage), it is not a fact that strong Iran and Pakistan will participate at all because
    2 my thesis that aircraft carriers and fishing rods are intended only against weak countries and only for ground operations is confirmed...
    3 Kuzya to sell urgently, look how much export is needed for it to function, in the Mediterranean NATO has assembled approximately three times more surface ships than in terms of combat power there are in the entire Russian Navy, that is, Kuzya is dysfunctional in the Russian Navy and is incapable of solving any problems in Russian Navy, although it would be useful to China and India since they have 300 or so surface escort ships
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 2 November 2023 23: 08
      Vladimir, Israel cannot live without infusions, a poor country for which Kedmi is recruiting extras. laughing
  9. Shuev Offline Shuev
    Shuev 3 November 2023 15: 40
    Dancing will begin with tambourines, with salivation and foam, on federal channels, they will throw “Soviet galoshes” and “Kuzka’s mother jump and shake” on the screens with a map of this squadron