U.S. Navy Burke-class Destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) to Escort French Navy Aircraft Carrier

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U.S. Navy Burke-class Destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) to Escort French Navy Aircraft Carrier
 
The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) will participate to the escort of French Navy (Marine Nationale) aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle strike group (CSG). The destroyer joined the French Naval Base of Toulon on September 13th. The French CSG is currently conducting an exercise off the French coasts (named Gabian) and is likely to become operational against Daesh in a matther of days.
     
The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) will participate to the escort of French Navy (Marine Nationale) aircraft carrier "Charles de Gaulle" strike group (CSG). The destroyer joined the French Naval Base of Toulon on September 13th. The French CSG is currently conducting an exercise off the French coasts (named Gabian) and is likely to become operational against Daesh in a matther of days.
The guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) underway in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Picture: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg
     
It was previously announced that German Navy Bremen-class Frigate Augsburg would join the French Navy CSG as well.

USS Ross is the last "Flight I" Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. This ship is the 21st destroyer of its class. USS Ross was the 10th ship of this class to be built at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was commissioned in June 1997.

Link to Arleigh Burke Flight I & Flight II Class destroyer technical datasheet
     
TOULON, France (Sept. 13, 2016) USS Ross (DDG 71) pulls into Toulon, France Sept. 13, 2016. Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
TOULON, France (Sept. 13, 2016) USS Ross (DDG 71) pulls into Toulon, France Sept. 13, 2016. Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
 

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