Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers, such as USS Shiloh (CG 67), are capable of many missions, including anti-submarine warfare (ASW).
The multi-mission ships conduct surface warfare, air warfare, ballistic missile defense (BMD) as well as ASW, and are the largest of the surface combatants, which also include destroyers and frigates.
Capt. Kurush Morris, Shiloh’s commanding officer, said:
We spend a lot of time focused on ballistic missile defense, as Battle Force 7th Fleet’s BMD commander, but never to the detriment of our other core missions, including ASW.
ASW has always been a part of the surface fleet’s mission and one for which Shiloh, and its crew, is well equipped and prepared to perform.
Lt. j.g. Suzanne Meehan, Shiloh’s Anti-Submarine Warfare officer, added:
We train regularly and our sonar technicians maintain both system and their skills at the highest level of readiness, always ready to carry out their mission.
Shiloh is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
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