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Kuwait to buy 28 F-18 warplanes: official

Kuwait will buy 28 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets to replace a fleet of earlier versions of the US fighter jets, a top official said Monday. The value of the deal is not expected to exceed $5 billion, the KUNA state news agency reported the head of armament and procurement at Kuwait’s defence ministry as saying.

Critics slam Liberal F-18 acquisition

Alan Williams and Dan Ross say they don't believe there is an urgent need for replacement planes The post Critics slam Liberal F-18 acquisition appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Take off in an F-18 and balance from a 100-foot cliff in 'VRtually There'

Big adventures and exotic destinations await in USA TODAY NETWORK's new VR series        

Marine Corps Halts F-18 Operations After Two Crashes In the Past Week

After two Marine Corps F-18's crashed over the past week, one on July 28th and another on Tuesday, the Department of Defense has made the decision...

How the F-35 Stealth Fighter Is 'Destroying' the A-10 Warthog

James Stevenson Security, A sad day.  The U.S. Marine Corps, tired of waiting for the continuously-delayed F-35B, has gone to the Arizona boneyard to retrieve some of its preserved, first-edition F-18 Hornets to fulfill its close air...Show More Summary

FYI: Two F-18 Fighter Jets Are Flying Over The Hudson At 11AM

In case you're wondering why two F-18 fighter jets are roaring by over the Hudson River this morning, relax—it's a planned flyover. [ more › ]

The U.S. Has Spent Billions to Dominate War in the Skies—Too Bad It's Increasingly Worthless for Fighting Modern Wars

Air supremacy isn't what it used to be. This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. In the era of the long war on terror, Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, was a tough day for the U.S. military. Two modern jet fighters, a Navy F-18 Hornet...Show More Summary

Dominating The Skies -- And Losing The Wars

Air Supremacy Isn’t What It Used to Be Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com In the era of the long war on terror, Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, was a tough day for the U.S. military. Two modern jet fighters, a Navy F-18 Hornet and an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, flown by two of America’s most capable pilots, went down, with one pilot killed. Show More Summary

Pilot Killed in F-18 Jet Crash in Tennessee Identified

The US Navy announced it had identified a pilot who died in an F-18 jet crash during an airshow in Tennessee on Thursday.

A bad day

It was an especially tough day to survive in the military yesterday. According to CNN, an Air Force Thunderbirds pilot safely ejected from his F-16 jet over Colorado, while a Navy Blue Angels F-18 pilot wasn’t so lucky over Tennessee. The pilot of a Blue Angels jet was killed Thursday during practice for a weekend […]

Two military stunt planes crash in separate incidents

6 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

One person was killed when a Navy Blue Angels F-18 fell near Nashville, where the team was practicing for a show

Vietnam May Buy F-18 Fighter Jets, Littoral Combat Ships From US

Littoral Combat Ships and F-18 Super-Hornet jets will probably top Vietnam’s shopping list for US-made weapons now that President Barack Obama has lifted Washington’s 50-year-old arms embargo on Hanoi, former US diplomat Jim Jatras told Sputnik.

Spain Looks to Equip its F-18s With New EW Suite

Spanish EF-18B(click to view full) Spanish reader Pedro Lucio tips DID off to a Spanish Council of Minister notice that says Indra Sistemas will be supplying a new electronic warfare suite for that country’s F/A-18 Hornet fighters. The EF-18 designation denotes “Espana,” not “electronic warfare” as it does in American designations like the EA-18G “Growler” […]

Lexus LC takes on jet, new Audi RS 5 spied, Toyota minivan raced: Car News Headlines

7 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Car versus jet videos are always fun and in the latest we see the 2018 Lexus LC 500 take on an F-18 fighter jet. The video also features Spanish actress and model Mar Saura who demonstrates some of the LC’s features. A new generation of the Audi A5 is just around the corner and today we have our first spy shots of the high-performance RS 5...

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 »      

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