The United States Navy destroyer or US Navy USS, Arleigh Burke? (DDG-51) arrived on March 11th at its new base, Rota Naval Air Base (Cadiz-Spain). It is integrated into the Destroyer Squadron 60 or DESRON (Destroyer Squadron Sixty) 60 of the US Navy, which forms the instrument of action of the so-called advanced naval defense policy or in Europe or the Forward Deployed Naval Force-Europe (FDNF- E) in favor of the United States European Command or the European Command (US EUCOM).
This guided missile destroyer, or destroyer, guided missile (DDG) sailed on March 26th from Norfolk (Virginia) naval base, which until now has been its base port, as previously announced by . This ship, which was delivered to the US Navy in 1991 and whose class bears his name, entered BAE Systems’ ship repair yards in Norfolk in August 2010 for a full upgrade, including the AEGIS Baseline 9 update to the multinational Lockheed Martin’s system which can extend its operating life by an additional 40 years.
“As one of the most technologically advanced destroyers in the entire US Navy, we are excited to add additional capabilities to Sixth Fleet operations,” said Commander Patrick Chapman, commander of the USS Arleigh Burke. The strength of our team is even stronger than the technology we have been equipped with. Every day we train to be the most effective crew ready to serve within the FDNF-E in the Sixth Fleet area of operations. “
While crossing the Atlantic before reaching Cadiz base, the Arleigh Burke has been operating with the same class destroyer USS? Roosevelt? (DDG 80), the Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine USS ?? Vermont ?? (SSN 792) and one of the Lockheed Martin P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission Seaplanes (MMA) used to conduct a multimodal submarine warfare or anti-submarine exercise (ASW).
The DESRON 60, which is part of the Sixth Fleet, also has destroyers of the class? Arleigh Burke? USS ?? Ross ??, USS ?? Roosevelt ??, USS ?? Porter ??, in addition to USS ?? Donald Cook ??, who will have a new base port at Naval Station after being relieved by DDG-51 from Mayport, Florida. (Julio Maíz Sanz)
Photo: The destroyer USS ?? Arleigh Burke ?? (DDG 51) Entering the Rota naval base. (U.S. Navy photo by Alan J. Baribeau)
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