Consequently, the Marine Corps is heavily investing in the modernization
of its EAF capability, especially to replace obsolescent components and
systems fielded in the late 1950s and early to mid-1960s. The Marine Corps
will be acquiring newer, more mobile, and more capable visual landing aids,
arresting gear, and lightweight runway matting. These efforts will enhance
the EAF's capability to function in many different environments, respond
to dynamic operational requirements, and support diverse aviation platforms,
from the STOVL Joint Strike Fighter to the V 22 Osprey.