Following decades of overuse and underfunding, recent Naval Aviation efforts focus on restoring readiness and lethality. The 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act allotted $14 billion toward restoring Navy readiness enabler accounts. This marks only the second time since 2008 that these accounts were appropriately funded.
U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapons: Year in Review
By Commander Thomas T. Bodine, U.S. Navy