The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) arrived in Tallinn, Estonia for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Estonia relations….
The ship’s presence in the Baltic Sea demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to collective defense of the European region….
Arleigh Burke…began her current patrol in early August and has sailed throughout the North Atlantic and Norwegian Sea prior to the port visit in Estonia.
“We warmly welcome the visit of the USS Arleigh Burke to Estonia. It is a tangible demonstration of the U.S. security commitment to Estonia and to NATO, and sends a clear message about our shared readiness to meet any global challenge….”
Arleigh Burke is the first ship to pull into Tallinn in more than two years.
Four U.S. Navy destroyers are based in Rota, Spain and are assigned to Commander, Task Force 65 in support of NATO’s Integrated Air Missile Defense architecture. These FDNF-E ships have the flexibility to operate throughout the waters of Europe and Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to the Arctic Circle….