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Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups – May 31, 2022

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This is the newest update of the ‘U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map’ exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map.

Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups – May 31, 2022

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Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing of 65 to 70 aircrafts. It’s composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates. A carrier strike group also, on occasion, includes submarines, attached logistics ships and a supply ship. Carrier strike groups comprise a principal element of U.S. power projection over the world’s oceans

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This war is proving that large ships are sitting ducks for modern missiles. Large ships are large targets.

Dick Von D'Astard

Looking like the Admiral Kuznetsov will be Pacific Fleet based and possibly share same Chinese shipyards for maintenance as her sister vessels of the PLAN. Could also mean Russia would operate J-15 fighters.

Unlikely as it Sounds Russia Will Field Three Carriers By 2030: Here is Where They Will Likely Be Deployed https://militarywatchmagazine.com/article/unlikely-as-it-sounds-russia-will-field-three-carriers-by-2030-here-is-where-they-will-likely-be-deployed

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Dick Von D'Astard

Russia’s Two Assault Carriers Under Construction Could Be the Biggest in the World – ‘Jump Jet’ Fighters Likely to Follow

After having been laid down in Crimea in 2020, the two Project 23900 Class carriers currently under construction are expected to be commissioned into service in the Russian Navy in 2025 and 2027. With Russia not having laid down even destroyer or cruiser sized ships for its Navy since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the carriers named Ivan Rogov and Mitrofan Moskalenko represent the most ambitious surface shipbuilding program in three decades. The contract between the Russian Defence Ministry and the United Shipbuilding Corporation was signed in May 2020, and amounted to just $1.36 billion for both carriers. The low price was a result of the weakness of the Russian rouble relative to the American dollar at the time, as well as the fact that some of equipment to outfit the ships such as defensive weapons is expected to be covered under a separate contract. What is particularly notable about the warships is their considerable size, with each displacing approximately 44,000 tons according to a senior Defence Ministry official. It is uncertain whether this represents their fully loaded size or not, and with a full complement of aircraft, armoured vehicles, naval infantry and weaponry the ships could displace 46,000 tons or more.

The size of the ships brings into question whether Russia really intends to operate them purely as helicopter carriers and assault ships, or whether like the U.S. Navy it plans to deploy aircraft with vertical landing capabilities from their decks. In the late 1980s the Soviet Union was a world leader in the field of vertical landing capable aircraft with its Yak-41 and Yak-43 programs, the former which reached an advanced prototype stage. Officials have repeatedly indicated that such an aircraft is under development, although whether it will have fourth or fifth generation capabilities and whether it will be developed jointly with another country remain uncertain. Such an aircraft could benefit from new hypersonic air to air missiles, air launched ballistic missiles, AESA radars and other advanced features which new Russian fighters have benefitted from. https://militarywatchmagazine.com/article/russia-s-two-assault-carriers-under-construction-could-be-the-biggest-in-the-world-jump-jet-fighters-likely-to-follow

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