The U.S. Navy on Thursday released video showing the Carl Vinson and Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups operating with Japanese navy ships in the Sea of Japan near the Korean Peninsula.
The footage comes at a time of rising tensions with North Korea over its missile program — and the same week the U.S. Air Force successfully intercepted a dummy intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, over the Pacific Ocean.
As my colleague Richard Sisk reported over at Military.com, the ICBM test was designed in part to simulate a North Korean launch.
The carrier strike group exercise marked the largest recent display of naval power in the region — and American and Japanese fighter jets also flew in formation near the Reagan, according to the Navy.
Check out the video below: