US destroyer radar out of service for unknown reasons in the Black Sea

On the American destroyer USS Porter in the Black Sea, the main radar has failed for unknown reasons. At present, Romanian specialists are engaged in repairing its part. The warship's radar is part of the AN / SPY-1 multifunctional radar that forms the basis of the Aegis missile defense system.

Romanian repair company Team Montage plans to finish repairing the device by 21 August. According to the MDAA, the SPY-1 is capable of detecting a golf ball at a distance of 165 km. The station is combined with a system for intercepting missile weapons, including intercontinental ones, and transmits data about it to the United States. The SPY-1 has a range of over 300 km. Romania is still the only country where the AN / SPY-1 multifunctional three-dimensional radar is located. The same Washington plans to install in Poland.

The US Navy will pay $ 11 for repairs. The customer for the renovation was the Fleet Logistics Center in the Italian city of Sigonella, where one of the US military bases is located, which is part of the American Sixth Fleet with headquarters in Naples.

Back in April, the USS Porter warship with an AN / SPY-1 radar system installed on it sailed into the Black Sea area. He traditionally patrolled the waters in order to demonstrate to the Russian Federation the support of its "brothers" in the North Atlantic Alliance. The destroyer, together with the Romanian frigate Regina Marina, carried out maneuvering exercises.
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 3 August 2020 18: 34
    Well, since the Americans have allocated only $ 11 for the repair of this super-duper antenna, they already know the cause of the malfunction! winked
    And the outside public was not told this "unknown reason" only because of the usual military secrecy regime.

    But, judging by the "mysterious lead" in the title of the news, probably, the readers should have "conspiracy guessed" about some "unknown wunderwaffe beam" of electronic warfare, directed by the Russian military and disabled the American radar (or even "terribly frightened "Moremans from a destroyer wandered into the Black Sea to simply" mass write-offs from a ship in the nearest Romanian port "? wink ) ??! winked
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 3 August 2020 21: 15
      Quote: pishchak
      they already know the cause of the malfunction!

      So it is the horse-submarine Buryats who chopped the protective cast-iron radar cover with sabers with sabers, that's all for a short time, the cast-iron can be replaced quickly and inexpensively. lol
    2. monman Offline monman
      monman (Garik Mokin) 3 August 2020 21: 19
      Nowhere on the Internet did I find that the USS Porter radar was out of order (it did not reach the bottom of the Internet ...)
      If you right-click on the photo in the article, then there is the option “find on the Internet”.
      Found. For 2016, and signature:

      Sailors aboard the USS Porter (DDG 78) transport the front mast of the Union Jack as the ship begins sailing from Rota, Spain on March 16, 2016. Porter, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer deployed in Roth, Spain, conducts regular patrols in the US 6th Fleet's area of ​​operations in support of US national security interests in Europe. (US Navy photo, 3rd Class Mass Communications Specialist Robert S. Price.
  2. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 3 August 2020 20: 48
    Romanian specialists - this is the shortest anecdote in my lifetime !!!
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 3 August 2020 22: 39
    And if we assume that the radar did not fail? The destroyer Porter passed the Bosphorus on 19 July. The residence time is limited to 21 days. That is, on August 10, he would have to leave the Black Sea. Now due to the "repair" will be there until August 21.
    In general, judging by the media, this destroyer has been registered in the Black Sea since April. Comes out for a couple of days and comes back in.

  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 August 2020 00: 42
    Uh .... On the American destroyer, the radar is being repaired .... Romanians ????
    For 11 thousand dollars? And they will fix it for 20 days ???

    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) will have a cooler version !!!!
  5. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 4 August 2020 19: 02
    It's almost like a gypsy cyberneticist or a nuclear physicist !!!
  6. Chet Offline Chet
    Chet (Chet) 5 August 2020 05: 17
    The Black Sea is an anomalous zone. There, and not this can happen.