US WARSHIPS COMING TO SPAIN TO PROTECT EUROPE FROM IRAN
US WARSHIPS COMING TO SPAIN TO PROTECT EUROPE FROM IRAN Three US guided missile destroyers named USS Donald Cook, USS Ross and USS Porter are on their way to Rota the US naval base near Gibraltar.
The ships have the state of the art AEGIS tracking system which enables them to track and destroy ballistic missiles. USS Ross and USS Donald Cook will be arriving sometime around October 2013. USS Porter will be following on later in 2015.
The destroyers are being sent to Spain from their current base in Norfolk, Virginia. They will be here to significantly enhance Europe’s Ballistic Missile Defence System.
The destroyers are being sent to Spain under a NATO plan designed to protect Europe from a potential Iranian Nuclear threat (reports the Miami Herald).
Ray Mabus America’s Navy Secretary said “We welcome Spain’s partnership in stationing four US Navy AEGIS ships at Naval Station Rota.
The ship’s will each have a crew of 280 and their families will have the option of moving to Spain.