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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

Defence Watch

An F-18 Visit

Not unusual to see military aircraft coming in to the airport here in Palm Springs. It is unusual for an F-18 Hornet to drive by my house right over my backyard pool. 12 more words

Let's Get Close - Blue Angels

Notice this is showing Blue Angel F-18 Hornets #1 to #4 in close formation during the the San Francisco Fleet week event.  They flew very close to each other  – within 18 inches of each other. 61 more words

Air Show

Tour de Sky 2016 -Return of the 'Balalaika'

This year’s main flying event in Finland has just been held in the form of Tour de Sky at Kuopio-Rissala, a joint civilian and military airfield. 554 more words


A Brief Update on HX

Next weekend will see this year’s main air show in Finland. This will see a lot of focus on the HX, with the different manufacturers trying to sell in why their aircraft is the best fit for Finland in particular. 1,133 more words