USS Ramage, an Arleigh Burke Flight I class destroyer is to be on alert during this G20 Summit. The Destroyer, recently refitted, is temporarily serving roles for U.S. Southern Command’s 4th Fleet. It has been recently spotted in the Brazilian port of Pernambuco, and the U.S. has scheduled a port visit to Montevideo on Dec 2nd, right after the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires.
This Destroyer is one of the most recently deployed ships in the USN, as stated in official media, 45% of the time of these last three years, Ramage, was in ports other than his own. This Arleigh Burke Flight I is specialized in air defense, with its AN/SPY-3D long range radar and SM-2 missiles. Also carries RGM-84 Harpoon missiles to engage other surface ships and 2 MH-60R helicopters for anti-submarine warfare.
Ramage’s SPY-3D can cover much of the airspace of interest and engage targets much within safety distance from the summit if required, but all air defense responsibilities will rely upon Argentine Air Force aircraft. Three F/A-18 Super Hornets will be based in Uruguay, just 200 miles from Buenos Aires as the regular escort for POTUS Air Force One.