Defence Minister visits US aircraft carrier
01 Aug 2017 - 2:35
Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah visited US supercarrier USS Nimitz, which is one of the largest warships in the world and the lead ship of its class. It is currently present in the Arabian Gulf.
The Directorate of Moral Guidance at the Ministry of Defence said in a press statement that Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah got to see the high-technological capacity and great capabilities of the supercarrier.
USS Nimitz weighs as much as a 100 tonnes and is 330 metres long. The staff operating inside it can reach up to 5680, it can also carry close to 90 jets. The visit of the Minister of State for Defense Affairs to the aircraft carrier was in the context of military bilateral cooperation and coordination between the two friendly nations, as well as in the context of joint counter-terrorism operations.