The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and its crew of 350 Sailors entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, June 11.
Chancellorsville, the first Aegis Cruiser to be outfitted with Aegis Baseline 9, will enhance presence in the 7th Fleet AOR by conducting theater security cooperation engagements and maritime security operations while maintaining stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Chancellorsville will join U.S. 7th Fleet’s Forward Deployed Naval Forces and will bring a host of new technological advancements and warfighting capabilities to the region.
The vessel recently completed a detailed modernization and testing program and now has the Navy’s most advanced air and missile defense system.
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