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Militaristic Playground: C-130 Paratroopers, F-18 Blue Angels, and a Giant F-8 Crusader – Larsen in the Parkside

TweetLarsen Playground on 19th in the Parkside has quite a military bent, non? This mystery comes from our history. Let’s take a look. C-130 paratroopers coming to kill you, just like in Operation Market Garden: And an F-18 Hornet from the much-talked-about U.S. Navy Blue Angels:     And here’s your giant Chance-Vought F-8 Crusader: Remember […]

USMC’S FLYING CIRCUS: Marines Are Flying Only 60% of F-18 Hornets They Need. “I pulled up our r…

USMC’S FLYING CIRCUS: Marines Are Flying Only 60% of F-18 Hornets They Need. “I pulled up our readiness data just yesterday,” Lt. Gen. Jon Davis told the seapower subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “We have 87 aircraft that were mission capable. Out of those 87 airplanes, I put 30 airplanes in the training […]

Myanmar, Latin America Interested in Russia’s Yak-130 Fighter Trainer

Russia's Yak-130 jet trainer can fly as the American F-18, the Russian Su-30 and MiG-29, and it can mimic the Eurofighter Typhoon.

Cool Photo Of A F-18 Flyby Of An Aircraft Carrier

Image Cache: It’s like the F/A-18E Super Hornet is splitting the horizon as it flies through the line between ocean and sky. It’s actually just zipping through a flyby during an aerial change of command ceremony above the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier. Either way, it’s such a perfect picture of a giant mothership and aircraft. More »      

Canadian Fighter Jets and Personnel to Deploy in Romania for Training

Canada’s Defense Ministry announced that Canada will send about 100 Air Force personnel and four F-18 Hornet fighter jets to train with the Romanian military.

F-18 squadron comes up with jaw-dropping footage during US cruise

The US Navy's VFA-154 Black Knights have come up with a gorgeous video on the exploits of its pilots and their F/A-18 Super Hornets during a recent US cruise. Continue reading F-18 squadron comes up with jaw-dropping footage during US...Show More Summary

Weekend catch-up: US presidential primaries, Cuba, F-18s, UN Secretary-General election and more

The US presidential campaign continued to dominate news this week, with Senator Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump winning the Democratic and Republican primaries in New Hampshire. The Interpreter carried several articles on the results,...Show More Summary

Cold War-Era Alternatives to the Navy’s Carrier-Based Drone

James Hasik Security, The U.S. Navy has unconsidered options. Turning the U.S. Navy’s next carrier-based drone into a tanker, as the service announced this week, is probably a reasonable idea. For some time, buddy-tanking F-18 Hornets...Show More Summary

F-18 Air Supply System Has Problems US Military Can’t Fix

The Navy and Marines of the United States have unsuccessfully struggled for five years to solve a defective on-board oxygen supply system on the supersonic F-18 Hornet aircraft that could kill a pilot and lead to a crash of the $60 million jet.

American Boeing Considers Manufacturing F-18 Jets in India

The US aerospace and defense company Boeing is deliberating manufacturing its F/A18 Super Hornet multirole fighters in India as part of the Make in India initiative, CEO Dennis Muilenburg said as quoted by Indian media on Wednesday.

Budget Cuts Under Fire for Helo Crashes | Kuwait Tires of Waiting for F-18s; Moving to Eurofighter Typhoons | Polish Govt May Cancel Airbus Caracel Order

Americas Northrop Grumman and Raytheon look set to be awarded sole-source contracts by the USAF for further development of their competing active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars as part of the Northrop Grumman E-8C JSTARS recapitalization effort. Foreign proposals for the radar development were ruled out by the government, but they are accepting foreign airframes […]

Watch The First Australian F-18 Super Hornet Get Built From Beginning To End

Video: Each F/A-18 Super Hornet carries a sticker price of about 60 million dollars and requires a whole lot of work to put together. This fun time lapse video shows the entire building process of the first Australian F/A-18, and you can see where a lot of that money goes. Show More Summary

Launching the F-18 in high-res (58 HQ Photos)

4 months agoHumor : theChive

Perfectly timed moments of Aircraft Carrier launches the F-18 Hornet a.k.a. the "killer Bug"

How To Stop Islamic State’s Escalation Dominance (Guest Voice)

F-18 taking off to strike Syria While President Barack Obama’s declared both that the U.S. is hitting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria “harder than ever” and that progress in the campaign to degrade and defeat the group “needs to keep coming faster,” he revealed clearly that the administration is in a race against [...]Show More Summary

US Navy, Lockheed Conduct First LRASM Captive-Carry Flights on F-18

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy recently completed the first Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) prototype captive-carry flight tests on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The flights were conducted at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland. Show More Summary

US Tests Plan for F-18 Jets to Carry Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles

According to a US defense contractor, the American Navy is testing out the F-18 jets' ability to carry precision-guided anti-ship missiles.

Combined imaging modalities may change cancer management

PET/CT and whole-body MRI detect extraskeletal disease that may change the management of high-risk breast and prostate cancer patients, according to a recent study. In addition, the combined administration of F-18 sodium fluoride (NaF)...Show More Summary

Swiss F-18s Grounded

Swiss F/A-18Cs(click to view full) Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Corp. in St. Louis, MO received a $6 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price delivery order issued under basic ordering agreement N00019-00-G-0148. This modification provides for support for the Phase II C/D fleet retrofit effort to upgrade a variety of systems for 24 F/A-18C and […]

Time To Vote Ben Off The Island?

The 2016 Presidential election is going to cost more than $5 billion, according to The Hill. This is an astonishing amount of money to spend on picking a President. For that same amount of money you could buy 30 F-18 fighter jets, pay for more than 15,000 students' K-12 education and still have a few hundred million left over. Show More Summary

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