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Well God Help us if we have to fight now.
So what will we fight with ? Numbers so low with the F 35 flying pig. Problems with no replacement engines,short range low cannon rounds to fight with. The Chinese could not have put us in a worst situation if they had been in charge themselves.
As of this moment, the current standard is:
1 F/A-18F squadron
3 F/A-18E squadrons
1 EA-18G squadron
1 E-2D squadron
1 MH-60S squadron
1 MH-60 R squadron
1 C-2 detachment
This will very shortly (weeks/a month or so) change to having F-35C squadron (or squadrons) replace F/A-18E squadron (or squadrons) and a CMV-22 detatchment replace the C-2. Probably only one fighter squadron will swap out to start, since F-35 numbers are still low. Don't know what the "ultimate" ratio is, but I suspect 1 F-18F and one F-18E and 2 F-35C squadrons is desired. USS Carl Vinson has already deployed with one F-35C squadron aboard in place of one E squadron. It is currently the only carrier to do so.
In a short time, the F/A-18 E and F squadrons will get Block III machines, with conformal external fuel tanks extending their range.
A bit further down the road, we will add MQ-25 Stingrays.
I thought F-18E/F replaced them? Anyway to learn what are the compositions of the active air wings?
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