US Aegis Destroyer Arrives in Spain

US Aegis Destroyer Arrives in Spain

On May 16, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrived at its new homeport in Rota, Spain, replacing USS Carney (DDG 64) in the Navy’s forward rotation. In…

Mexico Approved to Purchase ESSM

Mexico Approved to Purchase ESSM

On August 9, the United States Department of State approved a Mexican purchase of six tactical Evolved Seasparrow Missiles (ESSM), two ESSM telemetry missiles, an MK56 8-cell vertical launching system…

NATO Seasparrow Tests ESSM Block 2 Interceptor

NATO Seasparrow Tests ESSM Block 2 Interceptor

According to a U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command press release on July 5, “The NATO Seasparrow Project Office recently conducted a successful flight test of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile […]…

USS Mobile Bay Tests Aegis Baseline 9 Upgrades

USS Mobile Bay Tests Aegis Baseline 9 Upgrades

On October 24, the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) successfully conducted a live-fire missile exercise using the updated Aegis Baseline 9 weapons system. During the missile exercise, USS…