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"Ensuring freedom of navigation": the American destroyer Ross entered the Barents Sea

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"Ensuring freedom of navigation": the American destroyer Ross entered the Barents Sea

The missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) of the US Navy entered the Barents Sea on Monday. This is reported by the command of the Sixth fleet US Navy.


As stated in the message of the Sixth Fleet, the task of the destroyer is to ensure safety and freedom of navigation in the region. The Fleet Command notes that the United States is part of the circle of the Arctic states and, together with its allies, conduct ground, surface and air operations to ensure the security of the region.

The mission in the Barents Sea represents an important milestone, clearly demonstrating our dynamic ability to operate anywhere in the world

- said the commander of the ship John D. John.

It should be noted that this is the third visit of American warships to the Barents Sea. The largest representation of US and NATO ships in the Barents Sea was in early May, when on 4 May a strike group consisting of the American destroyers Porter, Donald Cook, Roosevelt, as well as the Kent frigate of the British Navy entered the sea. The purpose of the "visit" was called a demonstration of "strength, flexibility and commitment to freedom of navigation in Arctic and European waters" and stayed in the water area until May 9.

The National Center for Defense Management of Russia previously stated that all NATO ships, as well as aviation Alliance, is taken to be escorted by the forces and means of the Northern Fleet.

Since 2014, the US Navy destroyer Ross has been assigned to the Rota naval base in Spain and is part of the European missile defense system. In addition, the ship is used for patrolling in areas of responsibility of the US 6th Fleet, including the Black Sea.

The destroyer is equipped with two Aegis launchers, a 127 mm AU Mark 45 artillery mount, and two Falanx 20-mm six-barreled anti-aircraft guns (ZAU). It has anti-submarine weapons (RUM-139 ASROC), as well as mine and torpedo weapons - 2x3 324 mm TA Mk. 32 (torpedoes Mk. 46 and Mk. 50). Can carry a ship's helicopter on board.
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  1. Oden280
    Oden280 20 October 2020 15: 54
    +9
    The target has come. Itself.
    1. Stasi
      Stasi 20 October 2020 16: 03
      13
      "Ensuring freedom of navigation": the American destroyer Ross entered the Barents Sea

      Difficult to navigate? What is it?

      Barencevo sea suddenly ice covered, and "Ross" will perform the work of the icebreaker, escorting ships, or are pirates in the region?

      God forbid the Somali ... Why?
      Uncontrolled migration to Western Europe must have its consequences.
      1. RealPilot
        RealPilot 20 October 2020 16: 37
        -3
        Is the Barents Sea suddenly covered with ice, and "Ross" will perform the work of the icebreaker, escorting ships, or are pirates in the region?

        Yes sir!
        In vain they are shy, targets, raise in Barents ...

        What if the Russians don't recognize it? am




        The second photo shows his "twin brother". But the breed cannot be hidden wink
      2. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 20 October 2020 17: 57
        -1
        Quote: Stasi
        pirates in the region?
        God forbid the Somali ...

        Definitely not Somali - they will freeze out. American.
      3. frruc
        frruc 20 October 2020 22: 20
        -2
        He (Ross) will simulate a real naval target. And for this purpose calculations of missile and other complexes will be trained.
    2. krops777
      krops777 20 October 2020 16: 13
      +1
      The target has come. Itself.


      I agree, it's a sin not to use it to imitate strikes, electronic warfare and other goodies.
      1. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 20 October 2020 20: 48
        0
        Launch a secret iceberg on him, the Titanic will remind
    3. The comment was deleted.
    4. the Saint
      the Saint 20 October 2020 18: 36
      -8
      Quote: Oden280
      The target has come. Itself.

      Why don't we shoot at a target? Is it really scary?
    5. RADIOACTIVE
      RADIOACTIVE 20 October 2020 19: 28
      0
      What is the target, they themselves will run away or they will be wiped with ice, then you will have to contact us, and this is already an embarrassment
    6. businessv
      businessv 20 October 2020 23: 17
      0
      Quote: Oden280
      The target has come. Itself.

      Aha, after the test of Zircon one came, so they believe that they have successfully tested! smile
  2. Mitroha
    Mitroha 20 October 2020 15: 55
    14
    Read the news, so everyone and everyone is flying around us, swimming and conducting exercises. Some kind of passage yard
    1. faiver
      faiver 20 October 2020 15: 58
      +9
      Well, there is not a vacuum around us.
      1. Mitroha
        Mitroha 20 October 2020 19: 28
        +3
        Quote: faiver
        Well, there is not a vacuum around us.

        Yes, that's just the catch, all these are unfriendly movements. At the same time, they manage to shout at all corners about the aggressiveness of Russia and encourage thoughts that we want to attack everyone.
        As for me, this directly indicates preparation for military action against us.
        And in the country it feels like everyone lives in a different world, everyone is fighting with Putin, then with Navalny, then among themselves. No work on GO, no fees. You will not find bomb shelters with fire during the day. Again, everything will be on the move to invent and catch up
        1. faiver
          faiver 20 October 2020 19: 42
          +3
          No civil defense work, no fees
          - on the other hand, in each budget office, a civil defense and emergency situation specialist is put on the staff, reports are written, daddies wear laughing
    2. Kapkan
      Kapkan 20 October 2020 16: 47
      +5
      to war. no kidding.
    3. Charik
      Charik 20 October 2020 17: 50
      +1
      Probably this is because Russia is in the center of the globe and is the largest, that's all around, but next to it, they fly and pass
  3. dzvero
    dzvero 20 October 2020 15: 55
    +1
    The very thing against the unfinished Somali pirates looking for new hunting grounds near the New Land smile
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 20 October 2020 15: 56
    +3
    As he came, he will dump back.
    1. novel66
      novel66 20 October 2020 17: 08
      +1
      if it does not freeze into the ice
      1. 210ox
        210ox 20 October 2020 17: 55
        +2
        In the Barents Sea in ice? Well, if at northern latitudes. The Gulf Stream passes there. Or I'm confusing something. In general, it would be nice to practice on this ship.
        1. novel66
          novel66 20 October 2020 18: 05
          +2
          oh, these bunglers will find where to freeze
  5. Alien From
    Alien From 20 October 2020 16: 05
    +3
    As he came and left. What's the news then ???
    1. Interlocutor
      Interlocutor 20 October 2020 16: 26
      +4
      As he came and left. What's the news then ???

      All the news is in the hype.
    2. Alf
      Alf 20 October 2020 22: 11
      +1
      Quote: Alien From
      As he came and left. What's the news then ???

      He had already entered the Black Sea once ... An old acquaintance, so to speak, the Khibiny were tired of waiting ...
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 October 2020 16: 05
    +1
    As he came, he will go away. Checks how they have and what works in the Arctic. Would come in in the winter. Although in Barents and in winter there is not much ice. Ours will practice. Pilots, sailors, and submariners ...
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 20 October 2020 20: 43
      +1
      And what's the problem? Well, I went to international, mind you, waters. Russian ships are also entering the Caribbean Sea, or will you say that just let the crew sunbathe under the southern sun and admire the palm trees?
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 20 October 2020 16: 06
    +1
    Well, why. The western border of the Barents Sea in an arc from the North Cape to Spitsbergen. Maybe he crossed the Barents Sea border only along the bow 127 mm installation. drinks
  8. Baian
    Baian 20 October 2020 16: 07
    -3
    Here the Amers are constantly stalking near our borders, and when ours go on a campaign ..
    Just the elections in the United States, it would be nice to troll .. And then somehow it is insulting! I understand that the Russian Navy is far from the United States, but we have enough spirit ..
    1. mark2
      mark2 20 October 2020 16: 11
      +2
      Here the Amers are constantly stalking near our borders, and when ours go on a campaign ..

      And ours fly. In the previous news, it was just about it. About bears.
    2. eklmn
      eklmn 20 October 2020 17: 08
      +6
      “I understand that the Russian Navy is far from the United States, but we have enough spirit ..”
      The spirit is enough, but the fuel?
      Ross entered the sea alone, i.e. if there is anything with fuel or repairs - quickly a tug / tanker from Norway / Sweden (all around friendly bases with all the equipment). And a single Russian ship will not appear off the coast of the Amers. he needs a logistics specialist - a tug and a tanker. And this is already a flotilla - very expensive for the Support of the Spirit ...
  9. the Saint
    the Saint 20 October 2020 16: 15
    -11 qualifying.
    Is there no Su-24 with a multifunctional air-based electronic warfare complex "Khibiny" nearby to scare the entire US Navy to death and damage a single destroyer?
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 20 October 2020 16: 25
      0
      There are now Murmansk fishermen catching all the cod and there is enough of them for a brazen red face. Due to the craze for selfies, I do not envy Ross. drinks
  10. Camrad
    Camrad 20 October 2020 16: 25
    0
    It can be seen that the Americans are also not very smart with the ship composition. This unfortunate "Ross" is driven everywhere, recently to us, in the Black Sea, came, now in the Barents. And everywhere he snatches away from ours, both from the fleet and from the aviation ...
    1. the Saint
      the Saint 20 October 2020 16: 35
      -1
      Aha, turnovers of our former allies are falling due to unnecessary and oversaturation.
      If earlier American shipbuilders annually regularly handed over to the fleet two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and two Virginia-class multipurpose nuclear submarines, then last year the business was limited to one destroyer Paul Ignatius and one South Dakota submarine, considering this number sufficient ...
  11. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 20 October 2020 16: 27
    +1
    Freedom of navigation - what do you mean? Someone or something is interfering with navigation? The clownery is complete.
  12. sergej987
    sergej987 20 October 2020 16: 28
    0
    Floats and floats away.
  13. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 20 October 2020 16: 34
    +2
    By the way, yesterday, October 19, bark Sedov passed the NSR from east to west and was solemnly greeted in the port of Murmansk .. Even interestingly, at least part of the way they sailed. We are waiting for the report.
  14. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 20 October 2020 16: 34
    -3
    From Spain to the Barents Sea. They chase the mongrel well. Presumably, off the coast of Spain, an ice class is required no lower than in the Barents Sea in winter laughing
  15. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 20 October 2020 16: 50
    +1
    Probably because of Ross, the BOD Severomorsk and the tanker Osipov were left in the sea, the rest of the ships of the squadron, which completed the 9th Arctic campaign, returned to Severomorsk. All the same, the guys spoiled the holiday. angry drinks
    1. the Saint
      the Saint 21 October 2020 14: 44
      -2
      Quote: tralflot1832
      All the same, the guys spoiled the holiday.

      One American destroyer dispersed the entire naval parade in St. Petersburg on May 9, 2017.

      For the whole day, the Ministry of Defense of Russia could not find a clear explanation for the press where the ships of the Baltic Fleet, which had just arrived in St. Petersburg to participate in the May 9 parade, so hastily left. As Fontanka found out that the Victory Day smells like gunpowder, the Baltic Fleet was reminded of the missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), which approached the internal waters of Russia at a distance sufficient for a potential missile strike.

      They left the Neva at dawn. At the floating pier, only two minesweepers and the small anti-submarine ship Zelenodolsk remained moored at the Lieutenant Schmidt embankment (they also left by evening). An atypical revival was observed on Saturday morning in Kronstadt, where the Leningrad naval base is stationed, ammunition was loaded onto three submarines and the Morshansk missile boat. The squadron left for the Baltic Sea. Towards evening, the Stoyky corvette and the small anti-submarine Urengoy returned and embarked on a raid off Kotlin Island. An air defense complex was launched at Stoykom.
      The Ministry of Defense does not comment on all these manipulations. No way. Disguising themselves as informed sources, the media report only the obvious fact - there will be no naval parade on the occasion of May 9.

      According to Fontanka, the command of the Baltic Fleet is now the last thing to think about the parade, and all thoughts are directed to the Gulf of Gdansk, where USS Carney (DDG-64), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer with dozens of Tomahawks on board, entered.
  16. Alex_You
    Alex_You 20 October 2020 16: 50
    0
    Etoges had to fly in so much that it was sent from Spain to link to the Barents Sea.
  17. novel66
    novel66 20 October 2020 17: 10
    +2
    ship commander John D. John.

    remembered - Major Major Major
  18. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 20 October 2020 17: 39
    +1
    What can you say here? - The reef is in the bottom! yes
  19. Tusv
    Tusv 20 October 2020 18: 49
    0
    Well went in and went in. The main thing is that we get paid for what came out. Navigation then ends, and drive our icebreakers to the rescue for free. Yes of course
  20. Bez 310
    Bez 310 20 October 2020 19: 15
    +2
    Comments read scary ...
    Some kind of outburst of military-patriotic moronism.
    1. Lex_is
      Lex_is 20 October 2020 21: 15
      -1
      Meanwhile, the United States, Great Britain and Norway have been actively and openly preparing for the carve-up of the Arctic plume since 2013 and are conducting numerous major exercises in the North.

      They do not know, poor fellows, that they will be drowned here in a moment with Zircons and Daggers.
  21. Lex_is
    Lex_is 20 October 2020 21: 02
    -1
    equipped with two Aegis launchers
    It is very cool! laughing laughing laughing
  22. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 21 October 2020 03: 06
    0
    - "As stated in the message of the Sixth Fleet, the task of the destroyer is to ensure safety and freedom of navigation in this region" - someone forbade someone !? or penguin-style, come up with a "problem" and show everyone how they solve it ..
    1. Lex_is
      Lex_is 21 October 2020 05: 28
      -1
      The problem they are solving is the requirements for the redistribution of the Arctic plume and the control of Russia over the ice-free Northern Sea Route.
      The belated understanding of the seriousness of the situation and the fact that in the Arctic they will begin to put pressure on us came to the leadership back in 2013, when, realizing it, rushed to deploy the Arctic brigades and build a base.
    2. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 21 October 2020 14: 25
      +1
      Quote: tolmachiev51
      - "As stated in the message of the Sixth Fleet, the task of the destroyer is to ensure safety and freedom of navigation in this region" - someone forbade someone !? or penguin-style, come up with a "problem" and show everyone how they solve it ..

      In that area, they apparently decided to check their ships for survivability))) There at night it is already below zero, but closer to November the winds will begin to blow stronger))
  23. bukhach
    bukhach 21 October 2020 03: 57
    +1
    Quote: el Santo
    Is there no Su-24 with a multifunctional air-based electronic warfare complex "Khibiny" nearby to scare the entire US Navy to death and damage a single destroyer?

    And why scare them anyway, they are already intimidated. Don't believe me? So listen, read what they say and write over the hill about Russian aggression, about the counteraction of Russia, which must be urgently strengthened, otherwise they will not be held back, and so on. - the military and high-ranking politicians, let alone talk about petty husks, so judging by their own words, they are terrified. And this is just a gas station country with a torn economy and an endangered, hungry, cold population, where power is held only on the bayonets of Putin hangers! And if the country were powerful and prosperous in general they would have put in their pants. laughing
  24. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 21 October 2020 14: 22
    +1
    Well, the Northern Fleet has something to train on)))
    There is now just about zero, the Americans decided to test their crew for survival laughing
  25. Evil 55
    Evil 55 21 October 2020 15: 36
    0
    So what? Again, an anchor mine of the times of the Great Patriotic War will not surface accidentally along its course? It's time to stop the pirates from cruising off the Ross coast ...
  26. OST_51RU
    OST_51RU 21 October 2020 22: 29
    0
    I read, and somehow it becomes not entirely fun:
    "The missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) of the US Navy entered the Barents Sea on Monday."
    Then it gets even more interesting:
    "Note that this is the third visit of American warships to the Barents Sea."
    Those. Such "courtesy visits" in the Barents Sea have already become a regularity, and the "partners" themselves off the coast of Russia already feel no less at ease than elsewhere in the Gulf of Mexico.
    The formal reply from the Ministry of Defense officials smiled:
    "The National Center for Defense Control of Russia announced earlier that all NATO ships, as well as the alliance's aviation, are taken to be escorted by the forces and means of the Northern Fleet."

    It may be surprising, but under the Soviet Union our American "partners" believed that in the Barents Sea, on the Soviet coast, they had nothing to do.