A US Navy carrier strike group is deploying with advanced fifth-generation F-35C stealth fighter jets for the first time

The Navy announced Monday that a Navy carrier strike team is going to deploy with F-35Cs, for the first time.The Carl Vinson carrier strike team set sail "in support global maritime security operations."The carrier air wings are made up of aircraft from both the fourth and fifth generation.10 Things in Politics: Keep up to date with the latest news in politics and the economy. Loading Click Sign up to receive marketing emails and other offers from Insider.The Navy announced Monday that a US Navy carrier strike force was deployed. It also revealed in a press release that the carrier will be deployed with the most advanced fighter jets of the service.The Navy's first F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Squadron, the "Argonauts", left San Diego on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. This deployment marks the first time that the fifth-generation stealth fighter has been deployed from a carrier base.Carrier Air Wing 2 of the Carl Vinson carrier strike group's Carl Vinson carrier strikes group is the Navy’s first integrated air force. It includes both the fourth-generation F/A-18 Super Hornets as well as the F-35Cs that can be deployed overseas.Capt. Locke, Air Wing Commander Tommy Locke, Air Wing Commander Capt.The C variant, unlike the F-35A or F-35B of the Marine Corps, which are better suited for fighting from amphibious assault vessels, is intended to be operated aboard US Navy ships. This jet is capable of carrying more fuel, and can be used for fly-in arrestments and catapult launches.A F-35C Lightning II carrier version, assigned to the Grim Reapers Of Strike Fighter Squadron 101, the Navy's F-35C Fleet replacement Squadron, lands on August 14, 2016, at the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 773). US NavyIn February 2019, the Naval Air Forces commander declared that the F-35C had achieved operational capability. He called the aircraft "incredible weapon systems" that "significantly improve the capabilities of the joint force."The USS Carl Vinson completed a 17-month maintenance program last year. During that time, the carrier was retrofitted with the F-35C.Vinson's deployment marks the first time a carrier strike team has deployed with an F-35C. It is also the first time a CMV-22B Osprey has been deployed, a tiltrotor aircraft which replaced the C-2A Greyhound as a long-range, medium-lift logistics asset.The Navy didn't specify where the Carl Vinson carrier-strike group would be deployed to. It stated only that it was being done "in support global maritime security operations" (large scale exercise 2021).Capt. Capt.The carrier strike group includes over 7,000 sailors, nine air squadrons, one cruiser and half a dozen destroyers.