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US Navy send Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Cole to assist UAE

Naval News February 2022 Navy Forces Maritime Defense Industry

Posted On Wednesday, 02 February 2022 11:44

According to information published by the U.S. Ministry of Defense on February 1, 2022, the U.S. Navy will send the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole to partner with the UAE Navy before making a port call in Abu Dhabi.

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (Picture source: U.S. MoD)

On January 17, 2022, a terrorist attack against three oil tanker trucks and an under-construction airport extension infrastructure in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates was carried out by the Houthi movement using drones, ballistic missiles, and cruise missiles.

USS Cole (DDG-67) is an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis-equipped guided-missile destroyer home-ported in Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. Cole was launched on 10 February 1995 and commissioned on 8 June 1996 in Port Everglades, Florida.

The Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers (DDGs) is a United States Navy class of destroyer built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multifunction passive electronically scanned array radar.

These warships were designed as multi-mission destroyers, able to fulfill the strategic land strike role with Tomahawk missiles; anti-aircraft warfare (AAW) role with powerful Aegis radar and surface-to-air missiles; anti-submarine warfare (ASW) with towed sonar array, anti-submarine rockets, and ASW helicopter; and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) with Harpoon missile launcher.

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