Navy wants to shorten service life extension timeline for strike fighters

By Audrey Decker / May 18, 2022 at 4:28 PM
The Navy hopes to drive down service life extension work for existing strike fighters from 18 months to 12 months by 2024 to reduce risk during the service's strike fighter shortfall, the chief of naval operations said today. Initially, the Navy said it would mitigate the strike fighter shortfall by 2025 . However, that timeline has been pushed out to 2031, according to Adm. Michael Gilday. The Navy will tackle this issue through “two levers” -- new F-35 Joint Strike...

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