Pathfinder Paves Way to a More Ready Air Force

A readiness task force spanning several major Air Force organizations is looking at new ways to measure fleet readiness other than the controversial mission capable rate.

After trying and largely failing to get certain fighter jet fleets to reach 80 percent mission capable, or ready to enter combat when called upon, the Air Force says MCR doesn't tell the whole readiness story. Air Force Magazine recently reported about 70 percent of the service's aircraft were ready to deploy in fiscal 2019.

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