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USS Bulkeley (DDG-84): another Rota-deployed with SPQ-9B
Posted by Lars on August 10, 2022, 11:17:08
Another destroyer forward deployed to Rota got the SPQ-9B radar (and probably again a SeaRAM launcher instead of the rear Phalanx): USS Bulkeley
(DDG-84). USS Bulkeley Leaves for Homeport Shift to Rota
I assume that this relates to the realisation that the old SPY-1 radar is insufficient against modern anti-ship missiles - therefore both the new radar and the RAM launcher equipped with its own radar.
- Sigh... - Ralph Wood August 10, 2022, 15:44:17
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