German air-defense frigate ‘Hessen’ deploying to US for drills with US carrier strike group

January 12, 2018

Naval Today:

German Navy’s F124 air-defense frigate FGS Hessen will be joining a US Navy aircraft carrier strike group off the US east coast for joint drills.

Hessen is scheduled to depart her homeport of Wilhelmshaven on January 15 and will be joined by a Norwegian frigate which will also be integrating into a carrier strike group.

The European ships will be training with Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman before they all deploy together to the Mediterranean some five months later.

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