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Navy adjusts F-35C squadron size to end fighter shortfall by 2025 | USNI News

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Navy officials told a key House subcommittee that by changing the combination of equipment in the future carrier air wing, the military might cut the time it takes to fill the strike fighter aircraft stock gap by five years. The Navy will have partially solved its strike fighter shortage by 2025 by altering how the F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter is operated. Rear Adm. Andrew Loiselle, director of the Air Warfare Division (OPNAV/N98), told the House Armed Services subcommittee on tactical air and land forces on Tuesday that rather than having two squadrons per air wing with ten tails, the Navy would then deploy a single squadron with 14 tails.

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