Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More USMC F-35 squadrons to operate on carriers

Under an updated interservice agreement set to be signed by the US Navy and Marine Corps, the Marines will have 80 F-35C carrier-based Joint Strike Fighters in five squadrons operating from Navy carriers. The Marines buying a further 340 F-35B STOVL aircraft, with the F-35s replacing all aircraft in 19 Marine tactical squadrons.

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