May 12 2010
A German frigate has been integrated into a U.S. Navy carrier group for the first time, reports Deutsche Welle.
The Hessen (F-221) will join the Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) battle group during a deployment to the Mediterranean and Horn of Africa.
The joint mission is designed to boost relations between the two nations and improve naval cooperation, officials said.
The German frigate, sailing under U.S. command, will be performing air surveillance missions for the battle...
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