Following a year of reforms across U.S. Navy squadrons, maintenance and supply depots and other key readiness-enabling commands operational F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers have reached the defense secretary mandate of 80% mission capable, the service says. Boeing Super Hornets and Growlers in the Primary Mission Aircraft Inventory, at 345 and 95 aircraft respectively, are above the 80% target, according to a Sept. 24 Naval Air Forces commander statement. The Navy’s ...

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