IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan (R) on board the US carrier. (YouTube/Screenshot) (YouTube/Screenshot)
IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan

An IDF delegation visited the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier to enhance cooperation between the Israeli and US navies.

A group of Israeli Defense Forces officers, led by Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Mediterranean on Tuesday for a day of familiarization and discussions with American naval personnel.

On board the vessel, the visitors received a briefing on the ship’s various combat capabilities and observed flight and maritime operations from the deck of the carrier.

The purpose of the visit was to demonstrate the capabilities and firepower of USS George H. W. Bush and Carrier Strike Group 2 and to support cooperation between the U.S. and Israeli navies.