19 October 2017
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USS Oscar Austin enters Black Sea (video)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) passed the straits and entered the Black Sea on May 5, according to the Odesa-based Dumskaya newspaper.

USS Oscar Austin (DDG79) / Photo
USS Oscar Austin (DDG79) / Photo

Oscar Austin is to conduct maritime operations to support NATO allies in Eastern Europe within the framework of Operation Atlantic Resolve, according to U.S. 6th Fleet press center, Dumskaya newspaper reports.

Ukraine-U.S. drills Sea Breeze-2017 to launch in JulyThe ship's operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, and combined readiness and naval capability of NATO allies and partners.

Tags: fleet, NATO, BlackSea

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