U.S. Navy Warships to Monitor North Korea Launch

The U.S. Navy is sending  warships the USS Benfold and the USS Fitzgerald to monitor an upcoming North Korean launch of a long-range ballistic missile, reports CNN citing the U.S. DoD Officials.

Both warships are moving into positions although the Navy declined to give their exact location.

The U.S. Navy officials said that is possible that the Navy will send two additional ships in the next few days.

The U.S. is also, “rapidly moving assets to pacific region because of the ballistic missile threat in the region,”, Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told reporters at a Pentagon briefing Thursday morning in reference to the North Korean threat.

North Korea says it intends to launch the rocket sometime between December 10 and December 22, adding that the launching is being conducted for science and research purposes.

Naval Today Staff, December 7, 2012

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< Sep 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

Exponaval 2016

EXPONAVAL and TRANS-PORT have become established as one of the most important international naval defence and maritime fairs in Latin America…

read more >

4th Conference on Operational Maritime Law

The time has arrived for the Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters (COE CSW), in cooperation with the Finnish…

read more >

EURONAVAL 2016

Euronaval 2016 in Paris, is one of the leading international trade shows for maritime security, safety and naval defense…

read more >

Naval Mission Systems Technology

Integrating Naval Assets to Ensure Enhanced Maritime Operations and Support.

Navies are constantly looking at how the collection and dissemination of data from marine helicopters, UAVs, radars and shore based sensors through C2 systems can be improved to produce an accurate, clear, and all-encompassing picture of the maritime theatre for allied forces.

The complexity associated with effectively coordinating the variety of operations of these systems means that interoperability between all systems, divisions, and nations is of paramount importance. Therefore, SMi’s Naval Mission Systems Technology Conference will explore the strategies and technologies required to develop next generation capability in this vital area of national defence.

The expert speaker panel includes: Italian Navy, U.S. Navy, NATO Modelling and Simulation Center of Excellence (M & S COE), BAAINBw, The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), University College London and many more.

More info

read more >