USS Paul Ignatius Arrives in New Homeport of Rota

Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) arrived in her new homeport of Naval Station Rota, Spain, as the U.S. Navy’s newest Forward Deployed Naval Forces–Europe (FDNF-E) destroyer, June 17, 2022. Prior to arriving in Rota, Paul Ignatius operated alongside British, Canadian, French, German, and Norwegian allies as part of exercises Cable Car and Green Light. The ship also…

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Several Successful Firsts at Exercise Formidable Shield

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) and it’s White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) Detachment in New Mexico successfully participated in several missions during the multi-nation At Sea Demonstration/Formidable Shield 2021 (ASD/FS21) exercise, which took place from May 15 to June 3 at the Hebrides Range off Scotland’s coast and also Andøya Space Defense in western Norway. ASD/FS21…

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USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Targets

June 1, 2021 – As part of the ongoing At-Sea-Demo/Formidable Shield 2021 exercise, destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) fired two Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors to engage ballistic missile targets launched from the Hebrides Range, May 26 and May 30, 2021. “Today marks the dawn of a new day for maritime Ballistic Missile Defense and the seamless integration of combatant…

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