The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Yokosuka June 18, joining the 7th Fleet’s Forward-Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY).
Chancellorsville completed a combat systems update through the Navy’s Cruiser Modernization program, making her among the most capable ships of her class. She is fitted with the latest Aegis Baseline 9 combat system, and will be the first to be forward-deployed with that capability.
Upon their arrival in the 7th Fleet area of operations, Chancellorsville joined Carrier Strike Group, Task Force 70 and Carrier Strike Group 5, under the command of Rear Adm. John Alexander. The Baseline 9 suite of capabilities includes state-of-the-art air, surface and undersea warfare systems needed to directly support the carrier strike group.
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