Landing dock ship USS Portland (LPD-27) the US Navy, which will quickly install a laser gun, on Saturday put into use, consistent video from the ceremony posted on Twitter naval forces of the United States.
The ceremony in honor of this action took place in the metropolis of Portland, Oregon.
As reported by the portal of the Naval University USA (USNI News), the ship belongs to the class of landing transport docks in the likeness of “San Antonio”. The ship will serve as the flagship of the international naval exercises RIMPAC 2018, which will be held in summer in Hawaii. Subsequently, this ship will be equipped with laser Weapon laser Weapon System, developed by order of the US Navy, the portal says.
“I have no doubt, in fact, that the USS Portland will proudly assume as the United States, for example, the inhabitants of Portland in Maritime operations around the world for decades to come,” said Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.
Ship USS Portland was the eleventh landing ship class “San Antonio”. The vessel is destined to transport and assist forces of more than 800 Marines. Apart from this, it has to be applied for the launch and recovery of amphibious ships, vehicles-amphibians, but also has the ability to smell helicopters and convertiplanes MV-22 Osprey.