Guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) moored in Rota,Spain,June 9, 2015. US Navy photo.The four ballistic missile defense destroyers patrolling 6th Fleet will get self-protection upgrade beginning this year,as Navy integrates Raytheon’s Sea Rolling Airframe Missile (SeaRAM) onto its Aegis-equipped Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (DDG-51) for first time.U.S. 6th Fleet leadership sent urgent requirement for self-protection on the four ships,which focus all their energy on the BMD mission.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 25, 2014) The guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) transfers ship parts to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). Ramage and Stout are on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared King/Released)
Landing craft from Marine National ship Siroco disgorges marine commandos, during Franco/German Excercise SPONTEX 13, May 2013.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55)
May 30,during search & inspection of a ship by a boarding team from HMCS Toronto seized approximately 6 tons of hashish.This is the Canadian ship's 5th time since March intercepting delivery of drugs shipments in the Arabian Sea.HMCS TORONTO about to get a raft of seized narcotics in the Indian Ocean, May 24, 2013,under Operation Artemis. Photo Cpl Malcolm Byers, HMCS TORONTO
Iranian Navy re-launches upgraded Bayandor destroyer,armed with 76mm & 40mm canons,surface-to-surface Nour(Light) missile,Qader(Mighty)missile & long-range Qadr (Magnitude) missile systems as part of its modernisation programme.Fitted with missile, torpedo, artillery, sonar and other information and communication systems, the vessel is expected to be deployed in the next few days or months off the Pacific, Southern Indian or Atlantic Oceans.
23 October 2015, French Marine nationale surveillance frigate Vendémiaire and Japanese frigate Abukuma participated in a PASSEX, joint training in the East China Sea, which follows the naval review held October 18, 2015 by Japan. The deployment of the French frigate in the Pacific is part of the mission of the presence of the Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC) in the Asia-Pacific region. photo Marine Nationale
160613-N-FQ994-303 BLACK SEA (June 13, 2016) USS Porter (DDG 78) participates in a passing exercise with the Romanian navy June 13, 2016. Porter, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)