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At the exercises of the US Navy and the USMC "Steel Knight" landings on remote islands are being practiced

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At the exercises of the US Navy and the USMC "Steel Knight" landings on remote islands are being practiced

Approximately 10 US Marines and Navy sailors are participating in a scenario exercise that draws on the Force Design 000 concept and a joint maritime strategy to prepare forces for potential wars, including in the vast Indo-Pacific region. In the concept, one of the key links is the "Islands". In the US scenario, this link represents a remote coastal environment that the military believes will be the next major battlefield in the future - if "potential threats from China, Russia or North Korea become real."


This year, the exercises are planned as a simulation of a naval battle against a competitor of an equal level. The Navy will play a central role in America's ability to fight and win this future conflict in remote coastal areas.

Major General Ben Watson, commander of the 1st Marine Division, told the media on Monday.

Units participating in Exercise SK22-23 (Steel Knight) include the 1st Marine Regiment, the 1st Marine Logistics Group, and the USMC 3rd Air Wing.

The crews of four San Diego-based ships, the Harpers Ferry, are deployed along with the USS Tripoli (LHA-7), the USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52), and the USS Jackson (LCS-6) amphibious assault ship. Also at sea are the unmanned surface ship Sea Hunter and other vessels supporting operations and live firing at the Naval Naval Ranges and on San Clemente Island.

For exercises, the division moved most of its forces, along with the 1st Marine Regiment, over 450 km to Fort Hunter Liggett, using a training post on the central coast of California as the main base of operations.

The exercise, according to Major General Ben Watson, provides the Marines with another training ground with NMESIS (NIMESIS), the Navy and Marine Corps Expeditionary Ship Countermeasures System. We are talking about an anti-ship missile that the Marines can use to hit targets from the coastal territory.

The landing of marines on remote islands is also being practiced, which again actualizes the topic of a possible war for the island of Taiwan with China, as well as for other islands, including in the South China Sea. During the exercises, an augmented reality system is used, which allows simulating the actions of a mock enemy during such exercises.
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  1. Bingo
    Bingo 9 December 2022 06: 35
    +3
    We are talking about an anti-ship missile that the Marines can use to hit targets from the coastal territory.

    As I thought - they train kamikaze - 1 rocket launch from the island - and then China equalizes the island, together with the kamikaze, with sea level
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 9 December 2022 12: 47
      +1
      in exercise SK22-23 ("Steel Knight")

      Who comes up with such idiotic names?
      Steel knight, Screaming Eagles, NepokowhiteInherent Resolve, Bold Alligator, Urgent Fury, Phantom Fury, Beaver Cage..... belay
      Lavrov's words!! yes
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 9 December 2022 06: 39
    +1
    updates the topic of a possible war for the island of Taiwan with China, as well as for other islands, including in the South China Sea
    Do not forget that the Americans are also looking at the Russian Kuriles from their bell tower, dreaming of their militaristic.
  3. Galleon
    Galleon 9 December 2022 07: 44
    +1
    I hope China gets the hint. As the wonderful character David Gotsman said: "Lesha, don't wait for a trip to Gagra." You should not wait until the B-21 is riveted for you with electronics from Taiwanese microcircuits.
    1. agond
      agond 9 December 2022 09: 16
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Kuriles from their bell tower dreaming of their militaristic.

      And what other islands can we talk about ...
      1. Galleon
        Galleon 9 December 2022 09: 41
        +1
        China is in dispute over the islands with Japan in the north and the Philippines in the south. Plus Taiwan.
        Well, what other topic of exercises can the Navy and the Marine Corps raise in the Pacific region? Of course, landing on the islands.
        1. agond
          agond 9 December 2022 17: 22
          0
          On all the islands of the Kuril ridge, reinforced border detachments and anti-ship missiles should be kept, and serious fortifications should be built, so that it would not work out like on Zmein