VIDEO: NATO Explains Its Ballistic Missile Defence Capability

first_img View post tag: capability February 27, 2014 VIDEO: NATO Explains Its Ballistic Missile Defence Capability View post tag: Ballistic USS DONALD COOKThe USS Donald Cook, which arrived at Rota Naval Station, Spain earlier this month, is the first of four ballistic missile defence (BMD) capable destroyers that will be stationed at the base. View post tag: NATO View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence In the meantime, the USS Donald Cook will be joined by the USS Ross, USS Porter and USS Carney over the next two years. The destroyers will patrol the Mediterranean on four-month rotations under US command and control, but can be put under NATO operational control if threat conditions warrant.The ships are capable of tracking and shooting down ballistic missiles in flight, using their Aegis radar system and SM-3 interceptor missiles. These capabilities will make the destroyers a key component of NATO’s missile defence shield for Europe.NATO Channel TV has produced this video to explain more about NATO’s Ballistic Missile Defence capability.[mappress]Press Release, February 27, 2014; Image: Wikimedia Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: NATO Explains Its Ballistic Missile Defence Capability View post tag: Explains View post tag: Defense Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Missile Share this articlelast_img

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