“This is all the more remarkable since & nbsp; in & nbsp; last year in & nbsp; the height of the pandemic rapquo; ; & mdash; written by author John Tirpack.
Their & nbsp; assessment was carried out according to the & nbsp; parameter “ readiness for & nbsp; mission '', which shows the ability of a combat unit to perform at least one of & nbsp; its main tasks. According to & nbsp; US Air Force standards, the required level is 75 & minus; 80%.
In 2021, all types of aircraft showed a decrease in this parameter, except for the A-10 attack aircraft, but its readiness level of & nbsp; 72.54% is still not & nbsp ; falls short of & nbsp; required. Thus, the rating of the F-35A fighter fell from & nbsp; 76.07% to & nbsp; 68.8% over the & nbsp; year, and & nbsp; the rate of the F-15E fighter-bomber dropped by almost & nbsp; three percent and & nbsp; amounted to 66.24%.
As stated Tirpak, at the beginning of Donald Trump's presidential term, the Air Force command was tasked with bringing the overall readiness to & nbsp; 80%, but & nbsp; since & nbsp; this figure has never & nbsp; never & nbsp; been achieved.
Earlier, journalist John Rossomando expressed concern the state of the US Navy, the ships of which are rusting and & nbsp; becoming increasingly unusable.