US Defense Secretary Pays Visit to USS America

first_img U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited officers and crew aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America on Wednesday, January 13th, 2015.The ship is “one of the most sophisticated Navy platforms we have,” said Hagel, during his speech in the ship’s hangar bay.America is the first ship of its class, replacing the Tawara-class of amphibious assault ships. As the next generation “big-deck” amphibious ship, America is optimized for aviation, capable of supporting current and future aircraft such as the tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey and F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.She is currently undergoing trials off the California Coast.NavalToday Staff View post tag: America View post tag: US View post tag: Defense View post tag: Visit View post tag: Secretary View post tag: Pays Share this article Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Maritime January 15, 2015 View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today US Defense Secretary Pays Visit to USS America US Defense Secretary Pays Visit to USS Americalast_img