USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 26, 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 Sept. 26, 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.

Ships Underway

Total Battle Force DeployedUnderway
300*
(USS 242, USNS 58)
*as of Sept. 21, 2022 per NVR
105
(USS 69, USNS 36)
 82
(60 Deployed, 22 Local)

Ships...

GAO Report on Information Threats to National Security

The following is the recently released Government Accountability Office report, Information Environment: Opportunities and Threats to DOD’s National Security Mission.

From the report

What GAO Found

Given the ubiquitous nature of the information environment, both DOD and adversaries can conduct operations and activities in the information environment from anywhere in the world. Additionally, with DOD capabilities dependent on IT and the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS), its ability to conduct...

https://news.usni.org/2022/09/23/gao-report-on-information-threats-to-national-security

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 19, 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 Sept. 19, 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.

Ships Underway

Total Battle Force DeployedUnderway
299*
(USS 241, USNS 58)
*as of Sept. 14, 2022
106
(USS 70, USNS 36)
 71
(49 Deployed, 22 Local)

Ships Deployed by...

Report to Congress on Defense Department Directed Energy Weapons

The following is the Sept. 13, 2022 Congressional Research Service report, Department of Defense Directed Energy Weapons: Background and Issues for Congress.

From the report

Directed energy (DE) weapons use concentrated electromagnetic energy, rather than kinetic energy, to combat enemy forces. Although the United States has been researching directed energy since the 1960s, some experts have observed that the Department of Defense (DOD) has invested billions of dollars in DE programs that failed...

https://news.usni.org/2022/09/14/report-to-congress-on-defense-department-directed-energy-weapons

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 12, 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 Sept. 12, 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.

Ships Underway

Total Battle Force DeployedUnderway
299
(USS 241, USNS 58)
107
(USS 71, USNS 36)
 66
(44 Deployed, 22 Local)

Ships Deployed by Fleet

2nd Fleet3rd...

https://news.usni.org/2022/09/12/usni-news-fleet-and-marine-tracker-sept-12-2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 8, 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 Sept. 8, 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.

Ships Underway

Total Battle Force DeployedUnderway
299
(USS 241, USNS 58)
111
(USS 75, USNS 36)
 68
(47 Deployed, 21 Local)

Ships Deployed by Fleet

2nd Fleet3rd...

https://news.usni.org/2022/09/08/usni-news-fleet-and-marine-tracker-sept-8-2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 29, 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 Aug. 29, 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.

Ships Underway

Total Battle Force DeployedUnderway
299
(USS 241, USNS 58)
115
(USS 78, USNS 37)
 72
(52 Deployed, 13Local)

Ships Deployed by Fleet

2nd Fleet3rd Fleet4...

https://news.usni.org/2022/08/29/usni-news-fleet-and-marine-tracker-aug-29-2022

Report to Congress on Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding

The following is the Aug. 25, 2022, Congressional Research Service report, Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress.

From the report

The current and planned size and composition of the Navy, the annual rate of Navy ship procurement, the prospective affordability of the Navy’s shipbuilding plans, and the capacity of the U.S. shipbuilding industry to execute the Navy’s shipbuilding plans have been oversight matters for the congressional defense committees for...

https://news.usni.org/2022/08/26/report-to-congress-on-navy-force-structure-and-shipbuilding

Report to Congress on Marine Littoral Regiments

The following is the Aug. 25, 2022 Congressional Research Service In Focus report, The U.S. Marine Corps Marine Littoral Regiment (MLR).

From the report

On March 23, 2020, the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) announced a major force design initiative planned to occur over the next 10 years referred to as “Force Design 2030.” As part of this initiative, the Marine Corps aims to redesign its force to place a stronger emphasis on naval expeditionary warfare and to better align itself with the National...

https://news.usni.org/2022/08/25/report-to-congress-on-marine-littoral-regiments

2022 Defense of Japan Report

The following is the Japanese Ministry of Defense 2022 White Paper Defense of Japan released this week.

From the report

The international community is currently facing its greatest trial since WWII. It is not an exaggeration to say that we have entered a new period of crisis in the twenty-first century. Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has shocked the world, with the loss of countless innocent civilians’ lives giving rise to deep indignation and grief. Such unilateral changes to the status quo...

https://news.usni.org/2022/08/24/2022-defense-of-japan-report

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