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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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F-18 Beauty shots

The F-18 is a beautiful, some would say iconic aircraft. After all Will Smith and Bill Pullman used it to save the word in Independence Day. 73 more words


Will Finland be the next customer for the Gripen fighter jet?

Sweden hopes Saab’s $5.4 billion Gripen-E deal with Brazil can open a dialogue with Finland, which is on course to replace its F/A-18 Hornets in the next 10 years, my colleagues at Defense News report. 121 more words

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