In total, more than 3 thousand marines are on board the US Navy ship group. According to recent reports, the ultimate goal of this ship group is the Persian Gulf area - the area of responsibility of the American 5th fleet.
For reference: "Iwo Jima" - the flagship of the shock group. Its length is 257 m, width - 34 m. Range - 9,5 thousand nautical miles. On board are 30 helicopters and up to 8 attack aircraft vertical takeoff and landing.
The goals of the long-range cruise of the landing ships of the USA in the direction of the Persian Gulf are not reported.