[VIDEO] Marine Corps Aviation: Today’s Military Readiness Crisis, Tomorrow’s Capabilities

Years of flat budgets amid an increasing operational tempo has thrown Marine aviation into a readiness crisis, forcing pilots to scrounge museum aircraft for parts simply to keep their aircraft flightworthy. Nevertheless, Marine aviators must prepare for high-intensity warfare against increasingly sophisticated foreign adversaries.

A U.S. fighter jet flies over an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. Associated Press

Can the Marine Corps triage aircraft readiness if sequestration continues? How will the Marines integrate next-generation technology as diverse as autonomous vehicles, the revolutionary F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, and a new heavy-lift helicopter into future operational concepts?

Join AEI and the Mitchell Institute as Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Aviation Lieutenant General Jon Davis discusses the future of Marine Corps aviation with AEI’s Thomas Donnelly and former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Lieutenant General (Ret.) David Deptula.

Join the conversation on social media with #USMC.


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