The drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the top Quds Force general, showed that the U.S. is willing to take action, and the arrival of the Truman and the other warships had underscored that.
As the CSG maneuvers off the coast of Oman, a steady stream of fighter jets, surveillance aircraft and helicopters launch off the flight deck, conducting a show of force that also allows them to keep up their training in case they are needed for combat.
＇We're practicing our craft,＇ said Capt. Kavon Hakimzadeh. ＇Our job is to fuel up, load up and launch airplanes. The only real change is whether or not the airplanes come back with bombs or not.＇
The surface of a carrier, from which its aircraft take off and land, essentially a miniature airfield at sea.
Military fixed-wing aircraft.
The F-35A aircraft of US' Air Force Active Duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings took off in quick succession as part of the Combat Power Exercise.