Murtha: House Defense Subcommittee Poised to 'Do Something' About Navy Fighter Gap

By Zachary M. Peterson / June 24, 2009 at 5:00 AM
"We are trying to come up with a plan to get them through the shortfall," Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA) said at a breakfast with reporters in Washington. "We've got carriers that aren't going to have any airplanes." The Navy projects a strike fighter gap of 243 aircraft in the latter half of the next decade. Lawmakers, particularly those from Missouri where F-18 aircraft are built, have been vocal in their opposition to the service's plan to cut F/A-18E/F Super Hornet...

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