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Why the US Marine Corps plans big downsizing, including some F-35s, MV-22s and all tanks

Wednesday, March 25, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Garrett Reim  |  March 24, 2020  |  Flight Global


The US Marine Corps (USMC) believes it needs to be leaner and meaner to defeat China in a hypothetical war in the Pacific Ocean.

Over the next 10 years, the service plans to drastically downsize its force, cutting 12,000 personnel and reducing its number of aircraft, including a significant number of its bespoke Lockheed Martin F-35B stealth fighters, Bell Boeing MV-22 tiltrotors and Sikorsky CH-53 heavy lift helicopters. READ MORE...

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