'Top Gun' sequel films aboard US aircraft carrier

'Top Gun' sequel films aboard US aircraft carrier
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The “Top Gun” sequel is filming aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier this week.

“The Navy is supporting one shoot this week aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, per a Production Assistance Agreement signed by Paramount (Pictures) and the Department of Defense," service spokesperson Lt. Cdr. Daniel Day told CNN in a Wednesday report.

Navy officials said that Tom Cruise and the film’s other actors are not aboard the carrier.


The Navy did not say specifically how the service would participate in the film, though one official told CNN that U.S. Navy pilots will be featured flying in the movie.

“Our priority will always be warfighting, and training combat-ready Naval aviation forces,” Day told CNN. “That being said, we believe we can support the film and simultaneously achieve training objectives.”

Day also told CNN that Paramount Pictures will cover any costs to the Navy associated with the flying sequences that did not align with training objectives.

The original “Top Gun” depicted fictional pilots at the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School at the former Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego. The service indicated to CNN that it was providing one of its school facilities for the sequel.