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The New Bug in Town – Navy Fighters Ashore

Carrier-based fighters have traditionally had a hard time keeping up with their land-based counterparts. Carrier operations put greater strains on the aircraft, as the shorter take-off and landing places higher stress on the airframe in general and the landing gear in particular. 1,238 more words


Under Scottish Skies - Air Superiority

While the Typhoon so far has seen combat solely in the air-to-ground role, there is no mistaking in that the primary role of RAF Lossiemouth lies elsewhere. 1,496 more words


Belgium seeks multi-billion F-16 fighter replacement


© US AIR FORCE/AFP | Lockheed-Martin’s F-35 is a favourite to replace Belgium’s ageing F-16 fighters

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Belgium on Friday opened a tender for the replacement of its ageing US-built F-16 jet fighter fleet, a contract potentially worth 15 billion euros over its 40-year lifespan. 215 more words

They all want more

On average, America spent ~$660 billion a year for the past 10 years (to 2015) on defense, excluding special items.

Yet, 60% of U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet are not ready for combat operation. 177 more words

Global Affair

U.S. to examine whether advanced Super Hornet can replace some F-35s

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis has ordered a review of the F-35 program to find savings. In addition, the review will examine into whether the advanced Super Hornet can fill the role as an alternative to the F-35C, the aircraft carrier variant of the Lockheed Martin plane. 353 more words

Defence Watch

Trump would face pushback from USAF leaders if he tries to substitute Super Hornets for F-35s, top official suggests

Just before Christmas, President-elect Donald Trump suggested that his administration may sideline the F-35 in favor of buying more Super Hornets. “Based on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the Lockheed Martin F-35, I have asked Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet!” Trump tweeted at the time. 130 more words

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