Today, USS Donald Cook has called at the Port of Gdynia to stay here for three days. The visit is to support the American and Polish cooperation in strengthening the security in Central and Eastern Europe.
USS Donald Cook on the Baltic Sea is a symbol of the commitment of the US Navy to the Atlantic Resolve project, which is to augment the naval presence in the region and enhance the security of NATO.
USS Donald Cook has the cutting-edge Aegis system, whose main purpose is destroying enemy airplanes and missiles. The vessel can be used for other purposes as well, and it is effective in combat with other destroyers and submarines, and destroying shore targets. It has two MK 41 launch systems, ASROC missile system, and Tomahawk missiles.
Its homeport was Norfolk, Virginia; now it is homeported in Rota in the south of Spain. It is one of the four ships of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces which are to increase the security in Europe. It is going to stay in the Port of Gdynia for three days.