Military Capabilities

US Navy revives Submarine Group 2

04 October 2019

The US Navy recently re-established Commander, Submarine Group (SUBGRU) 2 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Disestablished in August 2014, SUBGRU 2 was re-established on 30 September as part of the nation's "response to the reemergence of great power competition", USN officials said.

Specifically, USN officials said, SUBGRU 2's revival is aimed at "enhancing the navy's capacity to command and control its undersea warfare forces seamlessly across the entire Atlantic area, from the eastern seaboard of the United States to the Barents Sea, and even into the Southern Atlantic, if the need arises".

Last year, in another effort to accommodate great power competition - particularly against Russian forces, the US 2nd Fleet was also re-established.

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