The United States has the world’s most capable navy, with a force projection power no other country has. This includes seven capable fleets, each with its own area of operations.

Arguably the most important fleets right now are the Sixth and Seventh fleet, with the former becoming increasingly detrimental to stability and force projection. With arising conflicts in the Sixth Fleet regional patrol, the US Navy will continue to be tested in an unpredictable world.

What is the Sixth Fleet?

Headquartered in Naples, Italy, the Sixth Fleet currently has 40 naval ships and 175 aircraft in its arsenal. The fleet incorporates Carrier Strike Group 1, which includes the USS George HW Bush.