The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group began dual-carrier flight operations with the Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group in the Persian Gulf.

The U.S. Navy say here that dual carrier operations between the two strike groups demonstrates the combined military capability fostered by the U.S. Navy as it has worked alongside the French Navy for many years.

“The IKE and Charles de Gaulle share a special place in history – both namesakes worked together to fight for liberty and as leaders of their respective countries both worked to ensure peace and stability,” said Rear Adm. Scott F. Robertson, Commander Carrier Strike Group TWO and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s (NAVCENT) Task Group 50.2.

“Now, more than 70 years later, the spirit of friendship and service lives on in the men and woman who work aboard both aircraft carriers. Our combined forces provide security and stability but also highlight that we are stronger when we work together to promote a safe maritime environment.”

Deploying ships and aircraft of the IKE CSG include flagship USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, cruiser USS Monterey, destroyers USS Mitscher, USS Laboon, USS Mahan and USS Thomas Hudner plus the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 3.

Deploying ships of the Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group include flagship FS Charles de Gaulle, frigates FS Chevalier Paul and FS Provence plus replenishment tanker FS Var.

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Ian M.
Ian M.
14 days ago

Bonjour “Bud”, zis iz Emil, eef you accidentally land on ze Charles de Gaulle, we hav’ ze bon vin rouge an’ no burgers at all!

Herodotus
14 days ago
Reply to  Ian M.

Et non bloody Boursin vous peasants!!!!

Dan Jordan
Dan Jordan
14 days ago
Reply to  Ian M.

That is just plain idiotic. Get yourself a life.

captain p wash
captain p wash
14 days ago
Reply to  Dan Jordan

Ha,You so Funny !

Nate m
Nate m
14 days ago
Reply to  Dan Jordan

oh come on mate just took the fun out of it. we all need a good laugh once in a while.

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Ian M.
Ian M.
14 days ago
Reply to  Dan Jordan

Merde! Ah ‘ad no idea ze Eenglish ‘ad pas de ‘umour, mais vous avez un bon upperr leep steef!

Reaper
Reaper
14 days ago

The yanks aligning more with the french? they seem to have quite the capability these days minus air lift. Armee de Terre certainly packs a heck of a punch.
Helped that they could re build whilst we were slugging it out in Helmand and Iraq. (Yes, they were there but they were firmly out of sight with the other usual suspects.)

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Herodotus
14 days ago
Reply to  Reaper

They are buying Chinooks and are signed up for 40+ Atlas….should improve the old airlift component?

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins
14 days ago
Reply to  Reaper

And throwing money at it!

“worth €15 billion ($17 billion), aimed at protecting the country’s aviation industry from faltering under the strain of COVID-19.”

https://sdquebec.ca/fr/nouvelle/french-aviation-rescue-plan-bets-on-defence-helicopters-drones-and-tankers

George Royce
George Royce
14 days ago
Reply to  Reaper

Well the French are their oldest ally.

Nate m
Nate m
14 days ago
Reply to  George Royce

we are like the us’s father from the 19th century
who won’t let u out with a boy.

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Airborne
Airborne
14 days ago
Reply to  Nate m

Eh?

Nate m
Nate m
14 days ago
Reply to  George Royce

btw its a countryball reference.

George Royce
George Royce
14 days ago
Reply to  Nate m

Our greatest children are Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Loyal to the crown and came to our aid in 1940. Didn’t take them 3 bloody years. Let the French have ’em.

John Stevens
John Stevens
14 days ago
Reply to  George Royce

Don’t forget the USA lost a lot of soldiers over here in Europe helping to free continental Europe from the Nazi’s.. And before that the lend lease help. Respect to the USA.

George Royce
George Royce
14 days ago
Reply to  John Stevens

I do not for one second downplay the sacrifice of the American soldier. But we must not become revisionits. USA only declared war on Germany, after Hitler declared war on the USA first. And because Japan was allies with Germany. USA didn’t come to fight with us by their own free will, they were forced into it, 3 years after ww2 had been raging. They made a hefty buck from selling us materials, but not much in the way of support. Didn’t help us much in the Falklands war either. Yes they gave us our missiles a bit earlier than… Read more »

John Stevens
John Stevens
14 days ago
Reply to  George Royce

I think it’s best.. We agree to disagree on that subject.

James
James
14 days ago
Reply to  John Stevens

Sucking up to the yanks ? You love being loved by the yanks haha . I agree with George , the Americans only when they are threaten intervene. That’s not how allies should behave . The French do nothing more than undermine Britain even though they are bad at it. I call for sufficient policies while working with the Americans

George Royce
George Royce
14 days ago
Reply to  James

Hear hear.

John Stevens
John Stevens
14 days ago
Reply to  George Royce

I actually lived in the USA for a while, so I do have a lot of admiration for the United States, sorry cannot agree with you guys about some of these comments… Yes, we should be grateful for the United States support and involvement in the second World war, without those guys we could not of won the second world war. Where you made some of you’re comments yesterday saying in a very flippant way ‘ The French can have em’ is very naive comment. Going back to the issue of the second World war.. The USA had no obligation… Read more »

John Stevens
John Stevens
14 days ago
Reply to  James

what? How strange

James
James
14 days ago
Reply to  John Stevens

Is nothing to disagree with, the USA used WW2 to emerge as the guaranteed superpower after it, the only way they could guarantee that was by the UK being both totally bankrupt and severely diminished militarily, hence they took so long to take part in the European theatre. Oh and the good old uncle sam business model of course played a huge part which they profited off massively both financially from the UK and other countries selling them arms to the scientists they they relocated to the USA to give them a huge technological advantage after the war for the… Read more »

George Royce
George Royce
14 days ago
Reply to  James

At least someone knows their history regarding this ‘special’ relationship. NASA was a success due to the Nazi scientists that bestowed upon the USA, their rocket tech they were using to bomb us with, i.e. V-rockets.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
14 days ago
Reply to  James

Operation PaperClip.

They only got to the moon because of a Nazi.

George Royce
George Royce
13 days ago

Yep

geoff
geoff
14 days ago
Reply to  George Royce

Morning George. The USA gave us much vital intelligence early on in the Falklands conflict apart from the sidewinders which were a vital component of our success. Also, to be fair, the demographic of the USA is changing such that Anglophiles are reducing as a proportion of the total. This is a worldwide reality so the major English speaking nations have to fashion their foreign policy accordingly.

Nate m
Nate m
14 days ago
Reply to  geoff

don’t forget the Shrikes but those were useless. i mean took about 6 (i think) to take out one Rader. with 5 of them missing. with accuracy like that might as well just attach a nuke to a kamazi and explode the nuke 100miles from the target. even that would be a better save on fuel cuz u only need to go on one raid.

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Airborne
Airborne
14 days ago
Reply to  Nate m

Nate, your generalisation about capabilites is most amusing and yet again showing your lack of experience and subject matter knowledge. The Shrike was a missile of the day, capabilites equal to others in service, which in fact doesnt have to hit the “radar”, just cause fragmentaion damage to key components. The yanks squared us away with a lot of kit, logisitics and off scene political “support”.

Captain P Wash
Captain P Wash
14 days ago
Reply to  George Royce

All True that mate.

Captain P Wash
Captain P Wash
14 days ago
Reply to  John Stevens

They also drew up the Red Plan before circumstances dictated which side to fall in with.

Nate m
Nate m
14 days ago
Reply to  George Royce

Morning gorge if u like this kinda content then might I suggest that you watch Squire aka the gentlemen gamer. he’s a British youtuber who makes comedic sketches using various modern conflict games such as war thunder. Here’s one of his most memorable videos. Its called how to invade a country. Its very funny. How to Invade a Country – YouTube

John
John
14 days ago
Reply to  Reaper

Unlike the commonwealth countries you reference,, in WWII, the defense of Europe was a choice, not an obligation, for America… perhaps you should be reminded of that. I’m pretty sure the Germans would’ve been more than happy to negotiate an agreement where they would have stayed out of it.

Many American lives would’ve been spared as a result, and the Germans and Soviets could’ve duked it out; a perfectly agreeable scenario from an American perspective.

But you do you…

Captain P Wash
Captain P Wash
14 days ago
Reply to  John

German Submarines sinking US Ships probably didn’t help !

Rob
Rob
14 days ago

Great to see allies working together. Can’t wait for UK CSG to work in conjunction with both.

Small historical point Ike & De ‘Gaulle hated each other with a passion. In fact Ike wanted to replace De ‘Gaulle with a US military gov!

dan
dan
14 days ago
Reply to  Rob

I’m guessing Ike wasn’t a fan of De Gaulle’s performance against the Germans. lol

pkcasimir
pkcasimir
14 days ago
Reply to  Rob

While there is little doubt of the stormy relationship between De Gaulle and Ike, Ike had very little control over the form of government to be implemented after France’s liberation. That was controlled by the political leadership in the form of FDR and FDR, to put it mildly, despised De Gaulle. There were policy reasons for this hatred but, more importantly, it was personal, as was so much with FDR. Ike, despite being Supreme Allied Commander, had very little say in what shape an occupied or post-liberation France would take.

geoff
geoff
14 days ago
Reply to  pkcasimir

Also, good to remember that despite all the British did for France and De Gaulle, he was basically anti-British all his life viewing France with a Napoleonic frame-not happy no doubt with Waterloo, Trafalgar, Agincourt, Quebec,Clive in India etc.. Oh and the sinking of the French fleet at Oran probably didn’t help either

Guillaume Caiveau
Guillaume Caiveau (@g_caiveau)
3 days ago
Reply to  geoff

You forget Orléans, Patay, Castillon, Fontenoy, Yorktown, etc.
Que vous êtes pénibles…😏

geoff
geoff
2 days ago

Bonjour Mon Ami! And of course I omited 1066! Forgive my outburst-we all have such moments of memory failure although I do not apologise for my opinion of General De Gaulle! When I hear Mirielle Mathieu sing The Marseilleise or watch “that” scene from Casablanca my eyes well up with tears. As nations, we have our moments but overall we are friends always. Vive la France!😀

Andrew D
14 days ago

See how the F18E gets on with the Rafal.

OldSchool
OldSchool
14 days ago

When push comes to shove the French as usual won’t be anywhere to be seen. Note the complete lack of support they gave UK over the Stena affair.

Geoffrey Roach
Geoffrey Roach
14 days ago

Awful lot of wrangling here guys on a nice sunny day.Could we agree that regardless of who saved who when the United Kingdom should have the balls (nothing to do with football) to stand up and say…We are proud of who we are , take it or leave it.

John Stevens
John Stevens
14 days ago
Reply to  Geoffrey Roach

Me certainly a proud Brit! Agree with you..

John Stevens
John Stevens
14 days ago
Reply to  John Stevens

Glad my team Chelsea pulled out of the super league. Sorry !!! Should not of mentioned the football. :hide

Geoffrey Roach
Geoffrey Roach
14 days ago
Reply to  John Stevens

Shhhh I won’t let on. Mine is L……L so you and I are in the same boat at the moment. To keep with the other guys…bon chance mes ami.

John Stevens
John Stevens
13 days ago
Reply to  Geoffrey Roach

😁