US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – March 31, 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 – March 31, 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

    Why is the George h.w. bush in the Persian gulf and the Carl Vinson near China?

    • “power projection”

      • Thegr8rambino

        i know, but before they were in the Med and farther away from china, respectively, i wonder if they are planning something?

  • chris chuba

    Why do we need TWELVE carrier groups and are building two more?

    Wow, our east and west coast must really be threatened and we moan about Russia having a vew missile batteries on their own territory. I get that carriers are for power projection but we aren’t even good at that, we have our carriers mothballing in North America and crying that we don’t have enough crews to maintain them. It looks like we could easily get by with 4 or 6 and these guys want to build more?