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Upgunned ESG concept exercised in Talisman Saber

21st July 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Rockhampton

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Exercise Talisman Saber 2017, held in Australia this month, provided the US Navy (USN) with the opportunity to put its latent upgunned Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) concept through its paces in a realistic environment.

The upgunned ESG was a ‘concept in development by the US Navy’, said USN Rear Adm Marc Dalton, commander of the Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet, addressing a question from Shephard aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

The initiative will take the existing three-ship Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with embarked Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and add three cruisers, destroyers or frigates. 

These additions from the Pacific Command’s Surface

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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