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An American missile ship set to dock at Haifa Port on Monday is equipped with an anti-missile defense system that could be deployed in the region in the event of an Iranian missile attack against Israel.
The USS San Jacinto.
The USS San Jacinto is an AEGIS cruiser in the Ticonderoga Class and was commissioned in 1988. It carries the most advanced underwater surveillance system available today and is equipped with the AEGIS missile defense system, which was developed by Lockheed Martin to protect against aircraft and missiles. The ship will remain in Haifa for three days.
Originally posted by BlueRaja
Because it's there for a port call, and not deployed to sit at some dock in Israel. All Navy AEGIS cruisers are "anti-missile" ships, as well as anti-air, anti-surface, and anti-sub ships.