carrier battle group


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carrier battle group

A standing naval task group consisting of a carrier, surface combatants, and submarines as assigned in direct support, operating in mutual support with the task of destroying hostile submarine, surface, and air forces within the group's assigned operational area and striking at targets along hostile shore lines or projecting fire power inland. Also called CVBG.
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Unlike carrier battle groups, American military bases on foreign soil create an effect known as "blowback," generating the same kind of attacks against Americans that they are nominally erected to protect against.
With a range in excess of 11,687 nm and a top speed of 20 kt, the Patino was procured as a replacement vessel to support the replenishment of the force's carrier battle group, following the decommissioning of the Teide oiler in the late 1980s.
CorMac Technologies developed a multi-language custom text-to-speech application now used by as a battlefield voice-simulator training tool with the USS Enterprise carrier battle group.
31] ordered the Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier battle group to remain at sea for perhaps three more months and be prepared to steam to the Gulf on short notice.
An aircraft carrier battle group includes six to eight ships, including cruisers, destroyers, frigates and other vessels, and about 7,500 sailors.
During a joint exercise with the Australian military earlier this year, an aircraft carrier battle group in the Pacific was found and photographed from a Global Hawk.
The US Navy already has one carrier battle group, led by the USS Carl Vinson, in the Gulf and a second, the USS Enterprise, is in the Arabian Sea to the south.
Our detachment was doing much of the air logistics runs for the carrier battle group.
It is assigning two nuclear-powered submarines to help protect each carrier battle group from the diesel-electric submarines of potential Third World foes lurking in coastal areas.
Tridents would need only about 150 crew members, as compared to 5,000 to 6,000 sailors for a carrier and 7,000 to 8,000 for a carrier battle group.
In addition, Morgan commanded the USS Enterprise carrier battle group, which played a critical role in operations against al Qaeda and the Taliban following the attacks against the U.