U.S. NAVY WARSHIPS OFF THE COAST OF SYRIA
August 29, 2013 Leave a comment
The U.S. Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Syria. The Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) fires its MK-45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun during a live-fire weapons exercise. Mahan is at sea participating in the Southeast Anti-Submarine Warfare Integration Training Initiative (SEASWITI) exercise 10-3. The multinational exercise is designed to improve their anti-submarine warfare readiness and proficiency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Gay/Released)