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More Hornets could buzz around to support F-35C

The F-35C is set to be the new Top Dog in the US Navy block, but it’ll still need some old hounds to show it the ropes and help it out. 366 more words


F-18s to provide bulk of U.S. Navy’s strike fighter power for the next 20 years

The aging F/A-18 Hornet fleet will remain the bulk of the U.S. Navy’s strike fighter power into the next two decades, forcing the service to extend the airframe’s life from its initial 6,000 hours to 10,000 and possibly beyond, writes… 114 more words

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Santa Cruz shaken up by Hornet following Presidential scare

A F-18 Hornet was scrambled to intercept an unknown plane after it violated the no-fly zone in place for President Obama’s cyber security summit in Santa Cruz, California. 133 more words


Replacing the (Capabilities of) the F-18C/D Hornet: The Major Candidates

As I stated in my previous post, I see only two real competitors for the HX fighter program; the SAAB JAS 39E/F Gripen and the Lockheed Martin F-35A(C?) Lightning II. 2,124 more words


Replacing the (Capabilities of) the F-18C/D Hornet: The Minor Candidates

Much has been written about the different options Finland has when it comes down to replacing the F-18 Hornet with a new fighter, but as my last post on the issue proved quite popular, I decided to yet again add my opinions to the discussion. 1,627 more words


Canadian Air Task Force-Iraq takes part in Sinjar mountains offensive

Middle East – Throughout December 2014, members of Air Task Force-Iraq, serving on Operation Impact, supported the efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in an effort to break their siege of the Sinjar mountains. 890 more words

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