US Navy Ronald Reagan carrier strike group 5 conducts anti-submarine warfare exercise

According to information released by the U.S. Navy, the Ronald Reagan carrier strike group (CSG) 5, including ships from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, and the Ohio-class submarine USS Georgia (SSGN-729) exercised anti-submarine warfare (ASW) tactics and procedures, July 15-16, 2021.
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The exercise was designed to enhance safety and familiarization between surface ships and submarines through a series of training scenarios. During the exercise, the crews trained on precision maneuvering, hunting simulated enemy submarines, providing layered defense against simulated air and surface threats, and conducting long range maritime strikes against simulated adversarial forces.

Participating units included the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft from Commander, Task Force (CTF) 57, the “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 77) and Destroyer Squadron 15; guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97); guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) and USS Georgia.

Halsey is attached to Commander, Task Force 50, deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.