The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) takes part in a ship formation to begin At Sea Demonstration 2015 (ASD 15) Oct. 18, 2015. US Navy photo.
This post has been updated to reflect additional information regarding the roles of each ship during the live fire exercise.
The Maritime Theater Missile Defense (MTMD) Forum’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense At-Sea Demonstration this week will help Aegis Combat System developer Lockheed Martin validate how well coalition forces’ platforms can work together in the real world and discover any improvements that may need to be made to the system. Read More
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG-64) returns to Naval Station Mayport after a deployment in 2014. US Navy Photo
The fourth and final guided missile destroyer that will serve as part of the forward deployed U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) network in Europe has left Naval Station Mayport, Fla., the Navy announced on Tuesday. Read More
USS Porter (DDG-78), left, and the Romanian naval ship ROS Marcellariu (265), right, transit through the Black Sea during a passing exercise on July 14, 2015. US Navy Photo
The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) left the Black Sea after a series of exercises as part of the U.S. and NATO’s ongoing presence mission in the region while forward deployed destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) has completed a four-month European patrol. Read More
USS Ross (DDG-71), left, transits the Black Sea with the Ukranian navy frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy (U 130) during an underway exercise on June 2, 2015. US Navy Photo
The guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG- 71) departed the Black Sea on Wednesday after an 11-day cruise of the region, according to a statement from U.S. 6th Fleet. Read More
USS Ross (DDG-71) transits the Mediterranean Sea on May 4, 2015. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated to include a June 1, 2015 U.S. 6th Fleet video of a Sukhoi SU-24 Fencer flyby near USS Ross.
The Pentagon is pushing back against anonymously sourced reports in state controlled Russian media that guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) was chased from Russian controlled waters in the Black Sea by Russian fighters over the weekend, U.S. officials told USNI News. Read More
USS Ross pierside in Istanbul, Turkey. US Navy Photo
The guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) has departed Istanbul bound for its homeport after completing operations in the Black Sea, Navy officials told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
Three U.S. Navy sailors assigned to guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) were allegedly assaulted by Turkish youth during liberty in Istanbul on Wednesday, the service confirmed following a release of the video on the Internet. Read More
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) participates in a passing exercise with vessels from the Georgian coast guard in the Black Sea on Oct. 18, 2014. US Navy Photo
The U.S. command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) has left the Black Sea after several port calls with allies in the region, according to a Tuesday release from U.S. 6th Fleet. Read More
USS Cole (DDG-67) makes preparations for getting underway after a scheduled port visit to Haifa, Israel on Sept. 18, 2014. US Navy Photo
The U.S. is sending the guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67)into the Black Sea on Friday as part of an ongoing presence mission in the region since Russia seized the Crimea region of Ukraine in March. Read More
USS Ross (DDG 71) stands by during a nighttime passenger transfer during exercise Sea Breeze 2014 on Sept. 9, 2014. US Navy Photo
A U.S. guided missile destroyer and a French signals intelligence ship have left Black Sea, according to U.S. Navy officials and local press reports. Read More