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US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – April 28, 2017

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This is the newst update of the ‘U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map’ exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups on a weekly basis. 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.

US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – April 28, 2017

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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 (CVW) 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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Thegr8rambino

What does four month selected restricted availability mean?

AladeenTheGreatDictator

“Selected Restricted Availability (SRA): Navy ships go through regular periods of maintenance, repairs and upgrades, known as Selected Restricted Availability. Typically ships in SRA are unavailable unless extreme conditions warrant. Work includes tank preservation, propulsion and ship system repairs and limited enhancements to various hull, mechanical and electrical systems.”

Source: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/scn-milestones.htm

Thegr8rambino

thanks

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