The US Navy is looking for new pilots to train and operate the Mugens, the new amphibious assault ship that the Navy has long envisioned as a replacement for the Nimitz-class amphibious aircraft carrier, the aircraft carrier Enterprise.
The Mugen trains have been a mainstay of US naval aviation since the mid-1990s, when a handful of Nimitz ships were converted to operate as the Muges.
The Navy is now in the process of developing the new Mugen, with the Navy now seeking more than 300 pilots for the program.
The Navy is also planning to buy a third of the ships’ total order, which would put the total fleet size at more than 3,200 vessels.
The new Mugens would replace the Nimits as the United States’ main amphibious attack aircraft, with plans to operate from the new USS Enterprise, a new warship, at least through 2025.
The new Muges would be armed with new air-to-surface and surface-toair missiles, a stealth fighter, and new torpedoes and helicopters.
The USS Enterprise was formally christened in November.
The ships would be delivered in 2021 and 2022, respectively.