USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 23, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 23, 2022

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of May 23, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Marines Look Beyond LAVs as Recon Roles Expand

Marines Look Beyond LAVs as Recon Roles Expand

Sgt. David Seeley, a squad leader with Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and a native of Dunwoody, Georgia, walks past a light armored vehicle (LAV) at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan on Feb. 8, 2021. Marine Corps Photo

Marines are rethinking how the service does reconnaissance beyond its traditional light armored vehicles as part of the ongoing Force Design 2030 effort, officials said last week. Read More

Russian Hypersonic Missiles Underperforming in Ukraine Conflict, NORTHCOM Says

Russian Hypersonic Missiles Underperforming in Ukraine Conflict, NORTHCOM Says

A Kh-47M2 Kinzhal ALBM being carried by a Mikoyan MiG-31K in 2018. Kremlin Photo

This post has been updated with additional comments from Gen. Glen VanHerck.

The Kremlin’s most advanced missile systems are not operating effectively in Russia’s conflict with Ukraine, U.S. Northern Command chief Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck said Wednesday before the Senate Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee.
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Navy Relieves Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 CO

Navy Relieves Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 CO

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Blake Rossen directs an MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, during flight operations on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) on April 30, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy relieved the commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 on May 10, the sea service announced Thursday. Read More