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US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – August 1, 2018


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 – August 1, 2018

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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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  • Miguel Redondo

    Somebody has has been aware that since February 2018 no CSG has shown up in the strait of Hormuz?

    Before that date it was a fixed location for a CSG over the last years.


    And all that amidst increasing war-redderick against Iran ?

    • MichaH

      I do not check often this section of sf, but quite a strange behavior of th strike groups?

      To your point, if a military limited confrontation against Iran would be implemented, is it realy reasonable to have a carrier strike group in range of the iranian missiles?

      I do also not think that the US will attack Iran, would be stupid and not Trumps way of acting, but never know, tensions are high.