U.S. military experts say the missile cruiser to go to shoulder the dual mission of the Mediterranean
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中广网 Beijing on March 9 news (reporter Xu Long) The Voice of China” concept of military evening peak, “reported: U.S. Navy “Monterrey” missile cruiser March 7, from Norfolk, Virginia, United States naval base at the Mediterranean, and in the deployment of six months. This is the 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama proposed a phased deployment of a missile defense system in Europe, the new plan since the first substantial deployment. Then, “Monterrey” is the kind of ships warships, the Middle East it is mainly responsible for what mission the task? This will lead to Russia and the United States, the European Union which reflect? Long on these issues reporter interviewed the National Defense University, Professor Xu Li Li-depth commentaries.
“Monterey” to the Mediterranean to take “dual mandate”
reporters: “Monterrey” was designed to support the U.S. missile defense system deployed in Europe Mediterranean’s first guided missile cruiser. Then, “Monterrey” and how the specific performance, which is mainly responsible for the Middle East what the mission tasks?
Li Li: “Monterrey” was part of Ticonderoga-class, built a total of 27 ships, including 13 deployed in the Atlantic Fleet, the other 14 in the Pacific Fleet. And this is the U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-class Aegis system, the first surface ship equipped with its basic mission and task, including the formation of air to protect against attack, taking into account the formation of anti-submarine. It also can be used as the carrier battle group escort troops. It is a comprehensive, or multi-energy-type ships. After another in recent years the U.S. Navy’s Aegis destroyers of the 21 was modified so that they have anti-missile intercept capabilities. And this sent the “Monterrey” No. It is capable of defending itself, including short-, medium-range missile defense systems such as ability. In addition to the missile defense mission requirements other than the system itself, it is also for the entire Middle East situation changes, the U.S. made a reflection. It also reflects from the side of the U.S. global strategic intent.