Grounded: Nearly two-thirds of US Navy’s strike fighters can’t fly

The U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet strike fighters are the tip of the spear, embodying most of the fierce striking power of the aircraft carrier strike group. But nearly two-thirds of the fleet’s strike fighters can’t fly — grounded because they’re either undergoing maintenance or simply waiting for parts or their turn in line on the aviation depot backlog.

Overall, more than half the Navy’s aircraft are grounded, most because there isn’t enough money to fix them.

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1 thought on “Grounded: Nearly two-thirds of US Navy’s strike fighters can’t fly”

  1. I’m not so sure this is the type of information that needs advertising. Would we be telling the enemy that for every 500 soldiers, there are on 65 bullets to go around?

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