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
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
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