je poste ici,
faute d'un fil générique Marine, ou quoi ?
(ici il s'agit des forces spéciales, les fameux 'Marines' )
"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.
The US National Defense Strategy has shifted the Pentagon’s focus from combatting terrorist groups to preparing for possible battles with China and Russia
, a so-called Great Power Conflict
... au sujet des F35B (120à 130 de moins ?) :
“The Marine Corps will reduce the Primary Aircraft Authorized per squadron of F-35B and C aircraft from 16 to 10
,” says the USMC.
The Marine Corps had planned to buy a total of 420 F-35s (353 F-35Bs and 67 F35Cs) by 2031. The service did not respond to request for details on how much its programme of record would be cut, but Cancian says the reduction numbers can be inferred.
“This would imply buying about 120 to 130 aircraft fewer,
” he says.