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The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan makes port call in Singapore.

| 2022

According to information published by the U.S. DoD on July 25, 2022, the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) arrived in the Republic of Singapore for a scheduled port call, marking the first time the carrier has visited the country since 2019.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 The Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, Changi Naval Base, Singapore. (Picture source: U.S. DoD)

Prior to arrival, USS Ronald Reagan operated in the South China Sea where it conducted maritime security operations, including flight operations with fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, maritime strike training, coordinated tactical training between surface and air units, as well as replenishments and fueling at-sea.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is a Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered supercarrier in the service of the United States Navy. She was built at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia, and was commissioned on 12 July 2003.

The aircraft carrier has a length of 1,092 ft (333 m) overall and 1,040 ft (317 m) at the waterline, with a beam of 252 ft (77 m) overall and 134 ft (41 m) at the waterline; the individual ships have slight variations in their dimensions.

She is powered by two A4W nuclear reactors, housed in separate compartments. The resulting steam spins four propeller shafts, producing a maximum speed of over 30 knots (56 km/h) and a maximum power of 260,000 brake horsepower (194 MW).

The USS Ronald Reagan can carry a total of 90 fixed-wing helicopters. The weapon systems of the CVN-76 include 16–24 × RIM-7 Sea Sparrow air defense missile and Phalanx CIWS for defense against airborne threats such as anti-ship missiles and helicopters or RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) is a small, lightweight, infrared homing surface-to-air missile.

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