DEFENCE

USS Porter destroyer participates in Romanian-US drills in the Black Sea

Romanian Naval Forces over August 24-28 will conduct a new series of exercises in the Romanian territorial waters and the international waters of the Black Sea, together with the US partners, with one of the best warships of the US Naval Forces, namely the USS Porter (DDG 78 destroyer).

The Romanian Naval Forces will be represented by the “Horia Macellariu” (F-265) corvette, with the drills aimed at boosting the training level of the crew and the naval inter-operability between the participating ships.

The USS Porter destroyer is the 28th ship of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, commissioned by the United States Navy in 1999.

The ship, with a displacement of 9,000 tonnes and measuring 154 km in length is one of the best equipped warships for surveillance, radio-electronic research, interception missions and also for fighting threats in the radio-electronic war. USS Porter is also equipped with complex torpedo and large-caliber missile launchers systems, as well as with a hangar for two Sikorsky MH-603R helicopters.

USS Porter arrived in the Constanta Port on Tuesday and stayed for three days at the “Pasagere” terminal. During the stop, a delegation of officers paid friendly visits to the Fleet Commandment and the local authorities of Constanta.

USS Porter moored for the first time in the Constanta Port in 2006, with this being the fourth stop in Romania.

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