Photos of American military destroyer USS Porter DDG 78, which entered the Black sea on June 6, appeared on the Internet. The ship, which protects against air attacks equipped it is antiaircraft-a missile system, is going to conduct operations to “ensure security and stability in the region.” Do you have “porter” any secret purpose, besides the obvious show of force? We asked a military expert, Colonel Victor Murakhovski stock.
Photo: USA NAVY
– With their help, the US can learn something new in the Black sea — for example, on our black sea fleet ?
– I think not. For such purposes it is necessary to use, for example, reconnaissance aircraft. The equipment of the destroyer is perfect.
– And whether the right our power to prevent the presence of American military equipment in the waters of the Black sea?
– No, you do not have. This right is subject to the international Montreux Convention, which stipulates the conditions and terms of the finding of the courts nachimovsky States in the Black sea. Based on this Convention a court of non-black sea countries can remain in Black sea for 21 days).
Throughout its history, the destroyer USS Porter managed to get in a crash. In the night from 11 to 12 August 2012 the ship collided in the Persian Gulf, with a Japanese oil tanker Otowasan, marching under the flag of Panama. However, according to the statements of the us military the accident was not too serious: the ability to move independently USS Porter is not lost.
“Porter” is constantly stationed in Spain, he equipped guided missile systems — missiles “Tomahawk” and the missile defense system “aegis”.
The destroyer is of type “Arleigh Burke”. Curiously, another ship of this type – “McFaul” – has caused a political outcry in Russia. On 24 August 2008, after 11 days after the end of hostilities in South Ossetia, “McFaul” went to the Georgian port and the main naval base of the Navy Batumi. The us military claimed that the destroyer was taken in Georgia 55 tons of humanitarian cargo. However, the Russian military doubts were expressed about whether only delivered humanitarian aid ship to Georgia.Related posts: