US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – January 20, 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 – January 20, 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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  • Russell A Wilson

    So 50 planes from the Kremlin show up in Syria and one aircraft carrying heavy missile cruiser and one heavy missile cruiser are planted off the coast was enough send all US Carriers off the high seas and into home port. Or is the US navy having deeper troubles with their ships rusting from within and no real skilled labor to conduct repairs?

    • Frank Dean

      Reloading for ISIS.