Sunday, July 31, 2011

Only 43 Percent Of The U.S. Navy’s Deployed Aircraft Are Fully Mission-Ready

An EA-18G Growler aligns itself for an at sea landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Torrey Lee/U.S. Navy

Navy: Aircraft Better Off Than Reports Say, Future Readiness Still An Issue -- Stars And Stripes

A House Armed Services Committee report shows that only 43 percent of the Navy’s deployed aircraft are fully mission-ready.

Navy officials say the service is meeting war-time requirements despite such statistics but that the pace likely cannot be maintained, Military Times reported.

“Overall, the Navy’s readiness is acceptable,” Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert said last week at a House readiness subcommittee hearing, the military newspaper group reported.

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My Comment: LOL .... "Future readiness is still an issue" .... you got to be kidding me .... read my previous post to know why this is an issue.

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