U.S. Navy Conducts Interoperability With NATO in Black Sea, navy.mil

The U.S. Navy and NATO Air Command conducted 2021’s first joint maritime and air training mission in the Black Sea Jan. 23.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75); one U.S. Navy P-8 Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft from VP-46 out of Sigonella, Italy,; and NATO Air Command aircraft E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft based in Geilenkirchen Air Base, Germany, participated.

“Integrated maritime operations demonstrate our ability to seamlessly combine capabilities to provide multi-layered defense across all warfare domains,” said Vice Adm. Gene Black, Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet. “We operate in an incredibly complex security environment, which demands high-level cooperation and commitment to ensure regional stability.”     Läs artikel