The amphibious assault ship Wasp and landing ship dock Whidbey Island United States Navy passed the Suez canal and entered the Mediterranean sea. This is the website of the naval forces of the United States.
On Board the ships, in total, there are four thousands of troops and attack aircraft AV-8B Harrier, convertiplane MV-22 Osprey, and several types of helicopters. It is reported that marine corps the United States will support operations to ensure safety at sea.
In accordance with the information submitted to US Navy, the ships will stay in the Mediterranean sea for about three months.
According to TASS, the term of their current deployment abroad is six months and the previous three months, these ships were in the area of operational responsibility of the 5th fleet near the Libyan port of Sirte, supporting the operation of the U.S. armed forces in the North African state.
Aircraft of this group were strikes in Libya. Off the coast of the country remains the third amphibious ship group headed Wasp – San Antonio.