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"To protect freedom of navigation": American cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) entered the Black Sea

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"To protect freedom of navigation": American cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) entered the Black Sea

The American cruiser USS "Monterey" (CG-61) entered the Black Sea and headed towards Romania. As reported by the command of the Sixth fleet USA, the main task of the ship is to maintain security in the Black Sea region.


Cruiser Monterey will operate in the Black Sea with NATO "allies and partners" in "defense of freedom, economic prosperity, and free and open navigation," according to a Twittere entry on the US 6th Fleet's Twittere page.

US Navy ships and aircraft regularly operate in the Black Sea in support of our NATO allies and partners

- said in a statement.

Most likely, Monterey will join the Sea Shield 2021 exercise, which will be held from March 19 to March 29 in the Black Sea off the coast of Romania. 18 warships from 8 countries should take part in them.

Note that lately NATO ships have been "frequenting" the Black Sea. Recently, ships from NATO's Second Standing Naval Group (SNMG2) and NATO's Second Mine Action Group (SNMCMG2) have entered the sea. In addition, the Spanish missile frigate F104 Mendez Nunez (Mendes Nunez) visited the Black Sea. On the night of March 19, the Greek missile boat HS Ypoploiarchos Kristallidis (P 69) passed through the straits.

The American cruiser USS "Monterey" (CG-61) is not a frequent visitor to the Black Sea, his last visit to this region was ten years ago in 2011, before that he visited the Black Sea back in 1992. "Monterey" is a missile cruiser of the US Navy class "Ticonderoga", adopted by the US Navy in 1990.

After entering the water area of ​​the sea, the American ship was taken under continuous supervision of the forces and means of the Black Sea Fleet.
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  1. sergo1914
    sergo1914 20 March 2021 06: 56
    +6
    But what about the "defense of freedom, economic prosperity, and free and open navigation" in the Gulf of Mexico?
    1. smart ass
      smart ass 20 March 2021 07: 12
      +3
      Yes, let them go to the Black Sea, they are doomed anyway. Balls, bastions, naval aviation.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 20 March 2021 07: 24
        +2
        Quote: Clever man
        Balls, bastions, naval aviation.

        This is all for his own (USS "Monterey" (CG-61)) protection.
        Suddenly someone jinxes ...
        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov 20 March 2021 20: 47
          -1
          I don’t remember if there were any cruisers on the NATO Black Sea exercises?
          It seems that this time, NATO members are over-escalating and threatening. What is it for?
      2. Alex777
        Alex777 20 March 2021 15: 31
        0
        Yes, let them go to the black sea,

        The more often US ships enter the Black Sea, the faster they will fall apart ... bully
    2. Deck
      Deck 20 March 2021 07: 57
      +6
      But what about the "defense of freedom, economic prosperity, and free and open navigation" in the Gulf of Mexico?


      So, alas, there was no one to check
    3. Mitroha
      Mitroha 20 March 2021 08: 51
      -5
      So for freedom of navigation it is necessary to sink it, otherwise someone will crash at night. Operation "Clean Waters"
      1. Mitroha
        Mitroha 20 March 2021 09: 07
        -7
        Do minusers have objections, or only minuses? The Clean Sea is very conducive to Freedom of Navigation, isn't it?
      2. sabakina
        sabakina 20 March 2021 09: 39
        -1
        Quote: Mitroha
        So for freedom of navigation it is necessary to sink it, otherwise someone will crash at night. Operation "Clean Waters"

        Well, "clean" is more for rodents. Apparently they don't wash, all the baths have been decommunized ...
        We have rather operation "bare hands" (c) Saboteur
        https://vk.com/video-147871552_456239206
    4. ksv36
      ksv36 20 March 2021 11: 20
      +3
      And what about the "protection of freedom, economic prosperity and free and open navigation" in the Gulf of Mexico

      And there, for a long time, the transformation of the Gulf of Mexico into a strait to them suggests itself. Stalin.
      1. sergo1914
        sergo1914 20 March 2021 11: 33
        +1
        Quote: ksv36
        And what about the "protection of freedom, economic prosperity and free and open navigation" in the Gulf of Mexico

        And there, for a long time, the transformation of the Gulf of Mexico into a strait to them suggests itself. Stalin.


        For a more humane tsunami from coast to coast, I was completely neglected yesterday.
        1. ksv36
          ksv36 23 March 2021 17: 38
          +1
          Your tsunami would have gotten the minus players too, and everyone will be fine from my strait. laughing
    5. andretry
      andretry 21 March 2021 10: 48
      -1
      And the ships of Russia in the Gulf of Mexico are an act of blatant aggression, betraying Putin's aggressive aggressive and totalitarian policies that threaten the national interests of the United States.
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 20 March 2021 06: 57
    +1
    protection of freedom, economic prosperity and free and open navigation
    The defenders are shitty, in Iraq with Afgan and Yugoslavia they defended, "Who are you, swim nafig, nobody invited you here!"
  3. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 20 March 2021 07: 03
    -2
    "Monterey" is a Ticonderoga-class missile cruiser of the US Navy, adopted by the US Navy in 1990 ... the old man is already 31 years old - no matter where negative
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 20 March 2021 08: 34
      -3
      Quote: Hunter 2
      "Monterey" is a Ticonderoga-class missile cruiser of the US Navy, adopted by the US Navy in 1990 ... the old man is already 31 years old - no matter where negative

      And our missile cruisers are young, you might think. All right from the stocks. Directly powerful on a planetary scale .. As much as four and a half pieces. (We will leave half for "Kuzyu") And then for a bunch of years the naval forces have not decided what it is and why the buoy is needed. laughing
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 20 March 2021 09: 44
        +2
        Buoy-junction railway station. The town is small but important.
      2. K150
        K150 20 March 2021 11: 05
        -1
        Quote: Observer2014
        Quote: Hunter 2
        "Monterey" is a Ticonderoga-class missile cruiser of the US Navy, adopted by the US Navy in 1990 ... the old man is already 31 years old - no matter where negative

        And our missile cruisers are young, you might think. All right from the stocks. Directly powerful on a planetary scale .. As much as four and a half pieces. (We will leave half for "Kuzyu") And then for a bunch of years the naval forces have not decided what it is and why the buoy is needed. laughing

        Who has this "us"? Mankurt you are without clan and tribe, a migrant with a stale, cleverly changed into navalnisty.
      3. Zhenya Khazarsky
        Zhenya Khazarsky 20 March 2021 15: 39
        +2
        As much as four and a half pieces. (We will leave half for the "Kuzyu")


        It must be counted without Kuzma, they took it off like Granita.
    2. Kazbek
      Kazbek 20 March 2021 21: 02
      0
      *** old man (Russian)
  4. sergo1914
    sergo1914 20 March 2021 07: 04
    -9
    Minuses? Ha ha ha! Well, where is it from? Spring has come. Local pro-American minusers should have already moved to the beds of Poland.
  5. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 20 March 2021 07: 07
    0
    And how is our ally Cuba doing there? Isn't it time to demonstrate the intentions and ability to defend it from the American threat by entering the Russian warships in the Gulf of Mexico?
    1. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 20 March 2021 07: 45
      +13
      Quote: Fyodor Sokolov
      our ally Cuba?

      Is she really an ally?
      More precisely, does she consider us her allies after the kidalov of the 90s?
      And do we have ships capable of reaching the Gulf of Mexico?
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 20 March 2021 09: 51
        0
        I don't know about the ships, but I definitely won't make it. Dyhalovka is not enough ...
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 20 March 2021 10: 27
      +5
      Quote: Fyodor Sokolov
      And how is our ally Cuba doing there?

      When it was? We have betrayed an ally.
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 March 2021 10: 28
      +1
      Quote: Fyodor Sokolov
      Isn't it time to demonstrate her intentions and ability to protect her from the American threat?

      Until Cuba, there are still many things to do in Syria.
  6. unhappy
    unhappy 20 March 2021 07: 07
    +1
    The Romanians have a holiday, the warriors of the world will have a rest in the port, you can open establishments with "blackjack" and send .... laughing
    Where there are bases, there is economic prosperity)
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 20 March 2021 07: 11
    +1
    Interestingly, there are two of you here and who gave you a minus? It turns out that the moder here is drowned for the striped ones, I plusanul as much as I can, but the situation is strange. fellow
    And as a matter of fact you are right, no shit in our sea, everyone is not local to do.
  8. svp67
    svp67 20 March 2021 07: 20
    0
    Isn't it time to move a couple of additional Tu-22M3 squadrons closer to the Black Sea coast?
    1. next322
      next322 20 March 2021 07: 36
      +2
      At least one, but should have been in the Crimea for a long time, as in the distant times of the USSR. Shaikovka is still far from the Black Sea
    2. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 20 March 2021 07: 42
      0
      Quote: svp67
      move a couple of additional Tu-22M3 squadrons closer to the Black Sea coast?

      And why in this puddle of distant planes?
      1. svp67
        svp67 20 March 2021 07: 48
        -3
        Quote: Jacket in stock
        And why in this puddle of distant planes?

        As carriers of powerful and numerous strike weapons, including anti-ship weapons.
        1. Jacket in stock
          Jacket in stock 20 March 2021 08: 00
          +4
          Quote: svp67
          As carriers of powerful and numerous strike weapons

          And what is it?
          As many as 2 pieces of ancient "logs" x-22?
          And why are they better than those rockets that are on the shore?
          1. svp67
            svp67 20 March 2021 11: 46
            -1
            Quote: Jacket in stock
            And why are they better than those rockets that are on the shore?

            The fact that they SUPPLEMENT what is on the shore and more than block the air defense capabilities of this ship group
      2. Egoza
        Egoza 20 March 2021 07: 48
        0
        Quote: Jacket in stock
        And why in this puddle of distant planes?

        And in order to drive uninvited guests right up to their own hut!
    3. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 20 March 2021 12: 28
      0
      Now in the Black Sea there are five of our submarines, the cruiser Moscow, the Grigorovich-class frigate and the MRK group. So that the sea is sold out.
      1. svp67
        svp67 20 March 2021 14: 48
        0
        Quote: 30 vis
        So that the sea is sold out.

        Therefore, it is worth taking care of the reserves ...
  9. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O 20 March 2021 07: 47
    -11%
    Serious Ship, if 10 such pieces enter the sea, then they can suppress all our coastal strike systems, the Aegis system is ideal!
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 20 March 2021 07: 58
      -2
      Holuay, you even wrote the word "ship" with a capital letter, which suggests some disagreeable thoughts negative
      1. Holuay T.O
        Holuay T.O 20 March 2021 07: 59
        -6
        Because this is the perfect Ship! I, unlike many, understand the essence, I am not here to propagandize all of our unparalleled ...
        1. Thrifty
          Thrifty 20 March 2021 09: 05
          +1
          Holuay - the ideal does not exist from the word AT ALL! Because on an ideal ship, ANYTHING will NEVER break down, will not refuse to work, will not deteriorate. ...
        2. Crimean partisan 1974
          Crimean partisan 1974 20 March 2021 09: 25
          +1
          Because this is the perfect Ship!
          .... yes, yes ... in Syria, 100 axes for two sheds ... this is exactly the criterion of idiality ... and how much one ax costs, go as much as you can build a couple of hundred such sheds .. here you are. ... and if a specific batch begins with the destruction of orbital constellations of satellites, then Izhis will generally be covered with a copper basin
        3. Insurgent
          Insurgent 20 March 2021 09: 27
          0
          Quote: Holuay T.O.
          Because this is the perfect Ship!

          Conceptperfect ship", this is the same as - Absolute zero temperature , which is practically unattainable within the framework of the applicability of thermodynamics.
          Its existence and position on the temperature scale follows from the extrapolation of the observed physical phenomena, that is, at the level of calculus and theories.
        4. sabakina
          sabakina 20 March 2021 09: 54
          +1
          Quote: Holuay T.O.
          Because this is the perfect Ship! I, unlike many, understand the essence, I am not here to propagandize all of our unparalleled ...

          And for what? So that we stay awake and afraid under the covers?
        5. Piramidon
          Piramidon 20 March 2021 10: 31
          0
          Quote: Holuay T.O.
          Because this is the perfect Ship!

          Most likely because it is American. Lick, at least in this way you need?
        6. Xnumx vis
          Xnumx vis 20 March 2021 12: 29
          0
          Quote: Holuay T.O.
          , I am not here to propagandize all of our unparalleled ...

          Maybe you are tama! Not here!
        7. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 20 March 2021 20: 06
          +1
          Quote: Holuay T.O.
          perfect Ship!

          Definitely, Vasily !!! yes Finally returned - at least some time will not be bored. laughing
      2. shahor
        shahor 20 March 2021 11: 51
        +2
        Quote: Thrifty
        you even wrote the word "ship" with a capital letter, which suggests some disagreeable thoughts

        You wrote the word negative with about ... Suggestives!
    2. Tiksi-3
      Tiksi-3 20 March 2021 09: 03
      +4
      Quote: Holuay T.O.
      Aegis system is perfect!

      there are no ideal systems
      Quote: Holuay T.O.
      I'm not here for propaganda
      - precisely for propaganda ... you are propagandizing about the ideal Idges
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 20 March 2021 09: 48
        +1
        there are no ideal systems
        ..... this is why .. it happens ... in Soviet times near Balaklava there was a center for the training of dolphins-kamikaze ... an ideal weapon at sea ... well, I swam to board and pulled .. what to take from the animal. and even more so belonging ...
        1. Tiksi-3
          Tiksi-3 20 March 2021 10: 10
          +3
          Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
          kamikaze dolphins ... ideal weapons at sea.

          In vain you are so ... not at all ideal, since there was no 100% guarantee that exactly what was planned will be destroyed ... and there were such cases (
          1. Crimean partisan 1974
            Crimean partisan 1974 20 March 2021 11: 54
            0
            since there was no 100% guarantee,
            ..... these are already organizational moments ... there are many pluses .... dolphins are smart animals. and if he trains on certain acoustic waves, that's in the bag ... the acoustic signatures of the ships of the sworn partners are known, so the whole thing is short-lived if they take up this issue ....... but in the international sense, it’s beauty ..... I don’t remember the case that the countries were accused of being gnawed by predators of foreigners on their territory
      2. sabakina
        sabakina 20 March 2021 09: 58
        0
        I would also like to know what her ideal is ...
      3. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 20 March 2021 10: 26
        0
        Quote: Tiksi-3
        - precisely for propaganda ... you are propagandizing about the ideal Idges

        Yes, he has such a nickname.
  10. apro
    apro 20 March 2021 07: 53
    -1
    And what about our Erdogan .. or again not ours. The rules of passage of ships can already be read without going through the Dardanelles?
  11. lelik613
    lelik613 20 March 2021 08: 09
    +1
    For a friendly expulsion of partners, you need an ice-class vessel, with strong sides, a good move, so that uninvited friends do not have time to escape and one little thing called ram.
    1. martin-159
      martin-159 20 March 2021 08: 30
      +1
      Do you propose to build galleys?
  12. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 20 March 2021 09: 06
    -4
    Is there really so many inflatable boats of Ukraine in the Black Sea?
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 20 March 2021 10: 11
      0
      Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
      Is there really so many inflatable boats of Ukraine in the Black Sea?

      Spring. The gobies went to spawn. They came to guard the spawning ground.
  13. sergo1914
    sergo1914 20 March 2021 09: 12
    -2
    In connection with the event, I would like to remind gentlemen, lovers of stars and stripes ...
    US Navy frigate "Stark" vs Iraqi "Mirage". May 17, 1987
    the chronology of this epic fight in May was as follows:

    At 20.00, an AWACS aircraft (aviation radio detection and guidance complex) detected the takeoff of an Iraqi fighter, which headed south. He was assigned the number 2202.

    The crew of the destroyer "Kunz", leading the fighter with their radar, reported that 2202's manner of flight was typical for approaching an attack. But this did not bother anyone.

    At 20.15 Glenn Brindel, the commander of the frigate "Stark", entered the combat information center, where he was informed of the presence of an Iraqi aircraft in the air. Brindel "took the information into consideration" and slowly went to the bridge, where he arrived at 20.31.

    At 20.50 the operator of the Falanx short-range missile defense system, without telling anyone, went to the toilet.

    At 20.55 the captain asked why there was no radar "picture" of the approaching aircraft. The radar (SPS-49) was switched to the desired position.

    At 20:57 the radar started working, the captain with a sense of accomplishment went into the cabin. The separation of personnel was a success ...

    At about 21.00 on the frigate I noticed a surface object, which began to valiantly search for the radar Mk.92 (until 21.04). Meanwhile, at 21:01, another radar of the ship, the same SPS-49, detected an approaching fighter, marked as unidentified - although it was still the same 2202.

    That is, two teams were already looking for the same approaching target with different detection means.

    At 21.03, operator Duncan requested permission to send him a standard warning request. However, Lieutenant Moncrief, commander of the CIC, said "No, we will wait" - probably thinking that he would turn the plane away.

    At 21.04, headquarters asked Stark if he was observing the target. The frigate replied in the affirmative. A minute later, the aircraft, identified as an F-1 Mirage, veered directly towards Stark, at a distance of 32,5 miles. However, in the CIC this ... no one noticed.

    At 21.07 the Mirage launched a rocket - the lookout on the Stark noticed a bright flash from its engine, but it was interpreted as surface contact. At the same moment, the Mirage was taken for tracking by the Mk.92 radar, which had not yet been switched to missile guidance mode. The ship realized that a foreign fighter was flying directly at them. Lieutenant Moncrief ordered to send a warning to the aircraft and call the captain to the bridge.

    At 21.08, the Mirage fired a second missile from a distance of 12 miles - after which the pilot was finally interrogated by radio. At this time, the crew took places according to the combat schedule and tried to turn on the jamming system (and yes - it was also turned off).

    At about 21.09 pm "Stark" took aim at the "Mirage", and the captain was finally found. But it was too late. The observers transmitted "a rocket on the way, from the left side" - but for some reason this message was not passed on to Moncrif at the CIC.

    At 21:09 the first missile crashed into the hull of the frigate under the bow superstructure. The rocket did not explode, but pieces of it pierced the ship through and through. After about 20-30 seconds, the second missile hit nearby, went about a meter deep and exploded. More than 270 kg of fuel from both missiles went inside, where they immediately caught fire.

    Results of the "battle":
    - the fighter flew away;
    - the ship was extinguished, but it was out of order for more than a year and a half;
    - 37 crew members went to Valhalla, 21 thundered to the medical unit;
    - the whole civilized (and not so) world was thoroughly surprised:
    1. Avior
      Avior 20 March 2021 10: 23
      +2
      This story has been discussed a million times
      the 2202's manner of flight is characteristic of the approach to the attack. But this did not bother anyone.

      I was not embarrassed because in this particular situation the Iraqi plane was an ally of the Americans, since at that time the actions of the Americans were directed against Iran during the tanker war
      Therefore, no one was embarrassed and reacted to the plane without much fear.
      The plane was noticed from the moment it took off - Avax was on duty there and data about it was transmitted to the frigate, and on the frigate it was observed
    2. Black lotos
      Black lotos 20 March 2021 10: 31
      0
      Quote: sergo1914
      - the whole civilized (and not so) world was thoroughly surprised:

      the result is good technology, the crew is worse, the command is even worse.
      For the Americans, it happens ... they need Pearl Harbor or the towers ... and then they are as usual ..
      They remind us of something, without 41 they cannot, but then they can.
  14. ork_333
    ork_333 20 March 2021 09: 13
    -2
    To be honest, at first I thought it was some kind of fishing schooner. And this is a CRUISER!
  15. cniza
    cniza 20 March 2021 09: 24
    +2
    Most likely, Monterey will join the Sea Shield 2021 exercise, which will be held from March 19 to March 29 in the Black Sea off the coast of Romania. 18 warships from 8 countries should take part in them.


    They are again a handful ...
  16. Oleg Aviator
    Oleg Aviator 20 March 2021 09: 27
    -1
    This is who we have over there singing about freedom of navigation) They’re just talking about this) Where is the Iranian tanker there? And all the gut) The freedom-loving press is silent, everything is fine. That is different.
  17. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 20 March 2021 09: 41
    0
    Nakarkal, I apologize! Remember the devil, here he appeared. That's why there are no submarines in our bases?
  18. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 20 March 2021 10: 22
    +1
    Cruiser Monterey will operate in the Black Sea with NATO "allies and partners" to "defend freedom, economic prosperity and free and open navigation."

    And what beautiful phrases - "Freedom and prosperity!", And who would talk about it, well, just not the United States, which brought freedom and prosperity to Iraq and Afghanistan, and even to a dozen countries.
    And it is also interesting, but where is the "goose" I saw in the Black Sea closed and not free navigation. Somehow after the WWII war, in the Black Sea, before the appearance of US ships, this was not observed.
  19. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 20 March 2021 10: 45
    -1
    Such a big target))) I think all the forces of the Black Sea Fleet will train.
  20. akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 20 March 2021 12: 02
    0
    How many lovers are here to lick the striped opnitsa, judging by the minus markers of the anti-Indian comments. Is the master's cookie sweet? laughing
  21. VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK
    VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK 22 March 2021 01: 47
    0
    To protect navigation and thwart provocations in the Black Sea, sink all NATO ships! Let's say they ran into a mine of the Second World War!