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Thursday, August 20, 2015

US to send one more Aegis-equipped ship to Mediterranean

USS Vella Gulf (CG 72)The U.S. will send an additional Aegis-equipped ship to the Mediterranean this fall to defend Turkey and other NATO allies against ballistic missile threats, Anadolu Agency reported August 19.

Navy spokeswoman Cmdr. Pamela Rawe told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday that the additional deployment brings the total number of ship-borne anti-missile Aegis systems in the Mediterranean to four.

“The U.S. is committed to the defense of our NATO allies, which includes Turkey,” Rawe said.

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