11 Apr '18, 4pm

yeah.... German Frigate to Deploy With Carrier Truman's Strike Group

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The German air defense frigate Hessen, the only warship in a Western fleet with three types of anti-air missiles, will deploy from Naval Station Norfolk , Virginia, on Wednesday with the carrier Harry S. Truman strike group in an effort to boost joint operations of NATO-allied navies. The Hessen and the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate Roald Amundsen arrived in Norfolk in January to join sea training with the Truman. Only the Hessen will be part of the carrier strike group , which also consists of the guided-missile destroyers Arleigh Burke, Bulkeley, Sherman and Farragut, for a deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleets areas of operations. When the Hessen arrived in Norfolk, the ship's commanding officer, Cmdr. Oliver Pfennig, said in a statement, "The integration of German warship Hessen in the carrier strike group requires a lot of trust in our capabiliti...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/04/11/german-fri...

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