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

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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."



Loisel:

We have already returned 28 F / A-18E / F Super Hornet carrier-based fighter-bombers to the Navy. Although initially it was assumed that they would be written off and replaced by the fifth generation F-35 fighters.

According to the American rear admiral, the US Navy is working "to eliminate the shortage of fighters."

Loisel:

Today we have a shortage of carrier-based fighters, but we plan to turn the tide by 2025.

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:

By 2025, we plan to reduce the shortage of carrier-based fighters to zero, otherwise we will be vulnerable to the enemy with its growing capabilities.

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.

Loisel:

We are already sending five F-35Cs to the Navy on a priority basis to achieve the optimal mix of Generation 4 and 5 fighters.
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    1. 0
      July 14 2021
      The introduction of the Hornets is quite logical to itself, since it is not yet known when the F / A-XX will appear, which is expected to be closer to the 40s. If the Americans are going to churn out the ship, then only the F / A-XX, as they churn out the F-35. Just wondering why they are introducing decommissioned fighters instead of a new order for Hornet Block 3, the Boeing lobby is no longer a cake?
      1. -3
        July 14 2021
        Quote: Sined
        Just wondering why they are introducing decommissioned fighters instead of a new order for Hornet Block 3, the Boeing lobby is no longer a cake?


        So they have already written the answer themselves. FA-XX will be purchased in large quantities. Super Hornet is outdated already, they will no longer buy it in large quantities.
        They can return with an upgrade to the last block. The original news should be read, I suspect it is not a correct retelling.
      2. 0
        July 14 2021
        It makes no sense to rivet new "hornets". I read an article by a retired mattress commander about the fact that the refusal from the "tomket" and the transition only to the F - 18 was a mistake. And now the possibility of long-range interception for mattress AUG is very problematic. Since the difference in speed is more than 500 km / h.
    2. +3
      July 14 2021
      I would say honestly that f35 did not live up to expectations, a subsonic and terribly expensive to operate just a plane-vacuum cleaner in financial terms. And then he wagged his tail, you hypocrite!
      1. +3
        July 14 2021
        Thrifty.... I would say honestly that f35 did not live up to expectations ...

        You can't voice it to them. They pushed too much on the allies. hi
      2. +1
        July 14 2021
        By 2025, we plan to reduce the shortage of carrier-based fighters to zero, otherwise we will be vulnerable to the enemy with its growing capabilities.

        I harassed the congressmen, but the essence is the same - "give me pennies"! At least for new ones, at least for repairing old ones. I wonder who studied with whom? Ukrainians from the United States or the United States from Ukrainians?
      3. +1
        July 14 2021
        He admits that the F-35 does not live up to expectations; there will immediately be problems with selling to allies and wagging his tail. Plus, I really want to master some money for all kinds of maintenance, repairs and modernization.
      4. -4
        July 14 2021
        So honestly and said:

        According to him, this will happen at the expense of return in operation of the above-mentioned Super Hornets, as well as with the simultaneous expanding the size of fleet of F-35 squadrons.
      5. 0
        July 14 2021
        In fact, it is supersonic, but it does not reach 2 M.
    3. +2
      July 14 2021
      During Operation Desert Storm, six aircraft carriers were brought to the shores of Iraq. 450 carrier-based aircraft performed 600 sorties. At the same time, the Yankes and Co. ground aviation, numbering 1700 aircraft, made 4000 sorties. It turns out that when the mass of ground aircraft exceeds the deck aircraft by 3,8 times, the ratio for departures is almost twice as large - 6,7.
      So draw conclusions.
      1. -1
        July 14 2021
        This is clear for a long time ... it's funny about invulnerability - is it not achieved by land aircraft?
      2. +1
        July 14 2021
        Quote: knn54
        During Operation Desert Storm, six aircraft carriers were brought to the shores of Iraq. 450 carrier-based aircraft performed 600 sorties ...

        In 43 days of fighting?
        Did each of the carrier-based aircraft take off 1,3 times?
        What a tedious information.

        In total, during the 43 of the day of the war, the Kennedy wing carried out 2574 combat sorties, dropping tons of bombs on 1600's enemy heads.
      3. 0
        July 14 2021
        In Operation Desert Storm, the wings of six aircraft carriers made 18 117 sorties.

        During the same period, land-based airplanes flew over 98 thousands of sorties over Iraq and Kuwait.
    4. -4
      July 14 2021
      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

      We, too, by this year, most likely, will decide on our carrier-based aircraft, whether we need it or not. Will we repair Kuznetsov or will we end up cutting it into metal?
    5. Cat
      +3
      July 14 2021
      Eliminating the shortage of carrier-based aircraft is easily solved by eliminating aircraft carriers.
      1. +2
        July 14 2021
        great thought! hi
    6. +1
      July 14 2021
      That "give it a penny," this is undoubtedly one of the main leitmotifs of this American admiral's speech - but the real problems of the American army and navy have not been canceled and they have not disappeared anywhere, despite the incredibly inflated Pentagon budget. And there are very big doubts that they will be able to find a way out of this situation by solving the whole heap of these problems, the number of which they have all the time increasing in recent years, like a snowball rolling down the mountain!
    7. -1
      July 14 2021
      All their old songs are in the main, exclusively for money, about money and taking care of the military-industrial complex!

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