Pen Pusher wrote:What part of they are grounded, they are not going to fly again don't people seem to understand.?
Bits of them could well take to the air again in USMC aircraft.
I would say more than bits of them if the article is correct.
It sounds like there is a surmise that the USMC would plan to replace avionics systems to have commonality with the rest of their fleet but I imagine that the majority of the airframes wouldl fly again.
I also imagine that McDonnell Douglas/Boeing can assume design authority if needed for the USMC.