Image released by LT Mark C. Jones, PAO CVN 65.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 23, 2007) – A French Rafale M combat aircraft performs a catapult assisted launch from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). The two French Rafales are the first French aircraft to land and launch on an American carrier in six years. Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 are currently underway on a scheduled six-month deployment. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brandon Morris (RELEASED)