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UPDATED: USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 1, 2022

UPDATED: USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 1, 2022

This post has been updated to show USS America (LHA-6) is in port in Sasesbo Japan.
These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Aug. 1, 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.
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Marines Pitching Service as Western Pacific Recon Asset for Combined Joint Force

Marines Pitching Service as Western Pacific Recon Asset for Combined Joint Force

Marine Corps Cpl. Alexander Tran, intelligence specialist with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, launches a RQ-20B Puma at Pōhakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 20, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII — As the Marine Corps reshapes its force for a future conflict in the Western Pacific, the service is refining how to meet the reconnaissance mission for the wider U.S. military. Read More

UPDATED: Navy’s Force Design 2045 Plans for 373 Ship Fleet, 150 Unmanned Vessels

UPDATED: Navy’s Force Design 2045 Plans for 373 Ship Fleet, 150 Unmanned Vessels

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) sails alongside amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA-7) during a photo exercise for Valiant Shield 2022 on June 12, 2022. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with comments from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday

The latest plan to design a future force calls for a fleet of 373 manned ships, buttressed by about 150 unmanned surface and underwater vehicles by 2045, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday’s update to his Navigation Plan for the Navy. Read More

Indian Navy Expanding to Meet China Threat, Better Team With Allies

Indian Navy Expanding to Meet China Threat, Better Team With Allies

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The INS ‘Nilgiri’, the first of Indian Navy’s seven new stealth frigates, in Mumbai on September 28, 2019. Indian Navy Photo

For most of its existence, the Indian Navy has been in a state of perpetual modernization. Due to its major shipbuilding programs’ long schedules and the continual need to replace older platforms with new ones – especially submarines – Delhi has been unable to meet its shipbuilding goals. Read More