battle groupbattle group
a military or naval task force, esp. aircraft carriers with their aircraft and support vessels
- A US army unit usually composed of five companies.
- A naval force composed of a variable number of warships, escorts, and supply vessels, depending on the nature of the mission.
- An improvised force, usually of battalion or brigade strength, drawn from different units for a particular operation.
- Chiefly British A tactical force of battalion strength formed by attaching infantry and armored companies.