Rear Admiral of the US Navy: By 2025 we plan to reduce the shortage of carrier-based fighters to zero, otherwise we will be vulnerable to the enemy
Rear Admiral Andrew Loisel, director of the United States Navy's Air Operations Office, was summoned for a hearing before the Armed Services Committee of the US House of Representatives. We were talking about the state of combat aviation US Navy and its prospects until 2025.
Speaking to congressmen, Rear Admiral Loisel said that "in connection with the expansion of the enemy's capabilities, it is necessary to revise the armament program of the US Navy's aviation component."
According to the American rear admiral, the US Navy is working "to eliminate the shortage of fighters."
According to him, this will happen due to the return of the aforementioned Super Hornets to service, as well as with the simultaneous expansion of the number of F-35 squadrons.
Rear Admiral Loisel:
The Rear Admiral was asked whether it makes sense to return to service the aircraft that had already been sent for decommissioning. The American officer said he agreed that "some aircraft have already been corroded." At the same time, he added that those aircraft that are returned to service undergo "proper maintenance and are ready to perform combat missions."
According to the rear admiral, by 2025 in the structure of the US Navy aviation it is planned to reduce to a minimum the deficit in flight hours, which is now recorded by a number of pilots.
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