USS Ross joins German aircraft for Baltic Sea exercises

December 1, 2020

United Press International:


The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross completed air defense exercises, with NATO fighter planes from Germany, in the Baltic Sea, the U.S. Navy announced.

“German Eurofighter F2000 aircraft from NATO Air Command conducted a series of flyovers while Ross‘ air-intercept controllers directed the aircraft in a series of tactical air defense exercises,” Navy officials said.

The ship conducted similar maneuvers last week with Italian F2000 aircraft, and with F-16s of the Portuguese air force in September.

“Air defense exercises like these provide us with a unique opportunity for our watch standers to train in a dynamic environment,” Cmdr. John D. John, commanding officer of the USS Ross, said in a press release on Sunday…


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