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.
Landing craft from the French Foudre class amphibious landing ship Siroco, during exercise SKREO 2013, around the Britanny coast. The Foudre class are being phased out over coming years,& one has already been decommissioned, & undergoing refurbishment & reequipping for the Chilean navy.
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)
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.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 14, 2016) -USS Carney (DDG 64) takes on supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Mediterranean Sea Aug. 14, 2016. Carney, 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. (Mass Comm Spec 3rd Class Weston Jones)