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A New US Navy Destroyer Is Part Of The Missile Defense System In Europe

A New US Navy Destroyer Is Part Of The Missile Defense System In Europe

The US Navy destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) has become part of the European missile defense system, the US 6th Operational Fleet said.

It replaced one of the similar American destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64), which for five years permanently carried out combat patrols in the area of responsibility of the European command of the US armed forces.

USS Roosevelt, equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles and the Aegis missile defense system, along with the US Navy destroyers USS Donald Cook, USS Porter, and USS Ross, is now permanently stationed in Europe at the Spanish military base in Rota.

Together with the Aegis ABM ground bases in Poland and Romania, they are part of the program for building a European phased adaptive missile defense system.