The USS "porter" class "Arleigh Burke" will take part in the General exercises with the naval forces of Georgia, During which will be made maneuvers in the Black sea, said the press service of the 6th fleet of the U.S. Navy.
"Our visit to Georgia will enable us to continue to strengthen ties with allies in the Black sea. We have planned a number of activities with the Georgian Navy, and among them the training assistance and the observance of the law of the sea, sport events, and tactical maneuvers in the sea ", ? quotes the expression of a destroyer commander Blair Gaya RIA "news" referring to the press service of the U.S. Navy.
Friday Georgian media stated that the torpedo boat destroyer, U.S. Navy "porter" entered Batumi port. October 9, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has reported that the destroyer of naval forces of the United States "porter" (USS Porter DDG 78), equipped with missile defense system "aegis" and cruise missiles Tomahawk, entered the port of Odessa. The USS "porter" is located in the Black sea on October 6. About the length of time an American destroyer in the Black sea does not say, however, according to the Montreux Convention, they cannot exceed 21 days. 7 October was declared that "porter" is heading to Ukraine. On a subsequent day it was announced that aircraft, ships and coastal surveillance and reconnaissance of the black sea fleet (BSF) Russia used to track the movements of the destroyer "porter" of the U.S. Navy in the Black sea. The destroyers of the United States to practice non-stop, replacing one another, are present in the Black sea. On 13 September the Black sea has left the American destroyer "Donald cook" took part in the exercise Sea Breeze-2015." Porter " went into the Black sea in mid-July. The destroyers type Arleigh Burke refers to "the porter" are armed with two missile launchers Aegis system, which allow you to carry up to 56 missiles with Tomahawk wings, equipped with nuclear warheads. Also in the cabin of the vehicle is a rotorcraft SH-60. The crew of Arleigh Burke destroyers is 337 people. As reported by the print edition OPINION, for the last half year intensity of military training of NATO forces at the Russian borders has increased significantly and in a conditional enemy, which is opposed by the allies at the exercises, the Russian defense Ministry sees the image of Russian troops.