The US Navy revealed plans about the future configuration of its Carrier Air Wings.
On 11 September 2020, the director of the Air Warfare in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations specified to some degree the numbers and types of aircraft in a CVW envisioned by the end of the 2020s. The wing would include 44 strike fighters, consisting of a mix of one squadron of sixteen F-35C Lightning IIs (Block 4) and three squadrons of a total of 28 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets (Block III).
The director also reported five-to-seven EA-18G Growlers, five E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes , six-to-ten MH-60R/S Seahawks, three CMV-22B Ospreys, and five-to-nine MQ-25 Stingrays. Apparently, things have changed as earlier plans showed ten F-35Cs and 34 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets.
In 2021, the USS Carl Vinson will deploy with ten F-35Cs squadron of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 "Argonauts" on the stealth fighters first carrier deployment. The ship also will carry two CMV-22Bs, two ten aircraft F/A-18E squadrons and one fourteen aircraft F/A-18F squadron, as Seapower reports.
The second carrier deployment of the F-35C is scheduled in 2022 by Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314. "Black Knights".
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