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US Aegis Ships Could Pose Threat to Russia – Russian Diplomat

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Russian Embassy to Washington Counselor Alexander Trofimov says that US Navy Aegis ships based in Europe could secretly carry cruise missiles threatening Russia.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Navy Aegis ships based in Europe could secretly carry cruise missiles threatening Russia, Russian Embassy to Washington Counselor Alexander Trofimov told a Congressional roundtable discussion on missile defense in Europe in the US Congress.

“Aegis can fire [anti-ballistic missile] interceptors and attack [cruise] missiles like the Tomahawk,” Trofimov said on Wednesday.

On May 1, 2015, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter joined two other destroyers, USS Donald Cook and USS Ross, at the Naval Station Rota in Spain as part of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) to ballistic missile defense (BMD).

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150521/1022394345.html#ixzz3au1r76n6