The U.S. Navy's Second Fleet is fully operational

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huanqiuwang· 2020-01-05 11:58:39

[Global Military Report] According to the US "Defense News" website reported on January 3, the U.S. Navy announced on the last day of 2019 that it would reorganize the US Navy's Second Fleet based in Norfolk, Virginia Has been fully put into operation.

The report quoted the US Navy as saying that the second The fleet will oversee and control operations in the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean waters and will play a role in training and certification of troops deployed around the world and based on the United States East Coast. This "comprehensive combat capability" statement indicates that the command and control infrastructure of the Second Fleet is already operational.

Lieutenant General Andrew Lewis, who is in charge of commanding the Second Fleet, said: "In an increasingly complex global security environment, our allies and competitors know that many of the world's most active routes are located in the North. The Atlantic. "He added:" Given the opening of the Arctic Channel, competition in this region will become more intense. The Second Fleet is committed to the development and use of capable troops, which will ensure that our country will The area exists and is ready to fight. "

It is reported that the Second Fleet will lead the final stage of comprehensive training for ships dispatched from the United States East Coast, which will conduct high-level exercises To ensure close coordination between the battle group and the task force. When the U.S. Navy rebuilt the Second Fleet in 2018, Russia was listed as the first target for the new fleet.

In May 2018, then US Secretary of Naval Operations John Richardson said: "(Restructuring the Second Fleet) is a dynamic response to a changing security environment. As we see this great power Competition is emerging, and the Atlantic Ocean is a region that is constantly changing like other regions, especially the North Atlantic Ocean. When we consider high-level maritime operations in the Atlantic Ocean, that will be the responsibility of the Second Fleet. "

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