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


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A US Navy carrier strike group deployed Monday, the Navy said in a press release, revealing that the carrier is deploying with the service's most advanced fighter jets.

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson departed San Diego carrying the Navy's first F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter squadron, the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147. The deployment is a first for the carrier-based variant of the fifth-generation stealth fighter.

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