US President Donald Trump again teased the prospect of placing a "big order" of F/A-18 Super Hornets to a cheering crowd at Boeing's South Carolina factory on Friday. "We are looking seriously at a big order" of F-18s said Trump to applause...Show More Summary
The U.S. military industrial complex, at times a bloated and wasteful bureaucracy more interested in dollar signs than the American taxpayer, has...
Americas Tuesday saw Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg sit down with soon-to-be-President Donald Trump, to discuss matters including Air Force One and the F-18 Super Hornet. In relation to AF1, Muilenburg cited “great progress” on the simplifying of requirements, process, and certification for the new presidential aircraft. Show More Summary
President-elect Donald Trump caused a genuine uproar in the combat aviation community when he tweeted in December that "[b]ased on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the Lockheed Martin F-35, I have asked Boeing to price-out aShow More Summary
Dispersed from two F-18s, drones collaborated in "missions" at China Lake facility.
An F-18 cannot do everything an F-35 can do, unless stealth doesn’t matter. John Nimmo Sr, Department of Defense, via Wikimedia Commons F-35As In Flight Picture above: three airplanes with a combined worth of at least $324 million. Stealth planes are complex machines. The science of stealth...
It appears the so-called 'Twitter-spanking' approach of president-elect Trump is working. First Carrier, then Ford, and now, following his earlier jab at Lockheed's F-35 costs by asking Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18, Lockheed...Show More Summary
Donald J. Trump’s post on Twitter suggested that Boeing’s pitch may have swayed him to buy more of its F-18s over Lockheed Martin’s F-35s.
More brilliance from Donald Trump: 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! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016 There is nothing that military buffs love more than nerding out about the F-18 vs. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, DC — In response to a series of cost overruns and other development issues for the F-35 fighter jet, President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday he has asked Boeing to "price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet." Trump's...Show More Summary
Another day, another market-moving tweet from Donald Trump. Moments ago, the president-elect, following up on his recent spat with Lockheed over the F-35, which one week ago Trump said its "program and cost is out of control”, continued...Show More Summary
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.
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.
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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...
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
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 › ]
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
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
The US Navy announced it had identified a pilot who died in an F-18 jet crash during an airshow in Tennessee on Thursday.