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The closest thing on Earth to the Battlestar Galactica's flight deck

Cool image of "pilots and plane captains make preparations for flight on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington" by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Everett Allen. The F-18s here reminds me of the Vipers MkVII because of the photo angle and color. Read more...

Watch A Pair Of F-18s Refuel In Mid-Air Near The RAAF Base In Tindal, NT

Flying a fighter jet has to be one of the few activities that triggers both excitement and terror. I’m sure a trained pilot experiences the former more than the latter, but I can only imagine the skills needed to successfully dock with a tanker craft in mid-air. Show More Summary

Boeing Wins up to $2.11 Billion in Navy F-18 and EA-18G Fighter Contracts

Will produce dozens of F/A-18 fighter-bombers and electronic warfare aircraft, plus other equipment, for the U.S. and its allies.

World View: Chinese, Vietnamese Officials Meet without Smiling, Agree on Nothing

This morning's key headlines from U.S. is flying F-18 surveillance missions over Iraq Chinese and Vietnamese officials meet without smiling and agree on nothing Ebola unexpectedly surges again in western Africa U.S. Show More Summary

Instapicked: Can you spot Yosemite from here?

Here's one of the more unique views of Yosemite, out the cockpit of an F-18 Superhornet. Can you spot Yosemite in this shot? Related posts: Instapicked: Yosemite Falls Instapicked: Upper Yosemite Falls and Half Dome by Artemika Instapicked: Caught in the Act

Will Canada Can the F-35 Purchase?

Things are hotting up in Canada over the nation’s F-18 replacement options, with the key question being whether Ottawa will go forward with previous plans to buy the F-35, or enter into a competitive process.Clearly worried by the prospect...Show More Summary

Can Canada can F-35 plan?

Things are hotting up in Canada over the nation’s F-18 replacement options, with the key question being whether Ottawa will go forward with previous plans to buy the F-35, or enter into a competitive process. Clearly worried by the prospect of the second option, the pro-F-35 ‘Canadian JSF Industry Group’ published an open letter ahead […]

Wings Over Illawara, Australia: Crosswind Take-Offs Suck Even If You're Riding A Fighter Jet

Video: Landing or taking off in heavy crosswinds really sucks no matter which plane you’re in. It could be the biggest airliner in the world, a prop plane, or these F-18s taking off in 30-knot to 40-knot crosswinds. It looks fun from the outside, but it really sucks for the pilot and everyone else inside. More »      

Boeing and Textron Win $351 Million Contract to Support V-22 Osprey Aircraft

Boeing wins a second contract to support Navy F-18 fighter jets and EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft.

Boeing Wins Defense Contracts for F-15, F-18 Work

Will supply and integrate parts for Saudi F-15SA fighter jets, U.S. Navy F-18s and EA-18Gs.

Why the hell are these F-18 pilots taking off from public roads?

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Watch these F-18 pilots training to take off and land on public roads, a skill they used to practice more often back in the Cold War days, when they had to be ready in case the Soviet Union decided to bomb their airfields during an invasion. Read more...

NOBODY WORRY: Charlie Sheen And Ashton Kutcher Ended The Feud You Didn’t Know They Were Having

Because you’re a sensible person who stopped following Charlie Sheen on Twitter within three or four weeks of his F-18 Tiger Blood #winning radio meltdown spectacular, you probably had no idea that Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher were feuding. Show More Summary

Promoting Security Responsibly: Conventional Arms Transfers a Key Tool of U.S. Foreign Policy

A Boeing F-18 Super Hornet performs its demonstration flight over Bourget airport, during the 47th Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, North of Paris, June 19, 2007. [AP Photo] Defense trade is an important part of America’s relations with...Show More Summary

Australia Chooses JASSM Missiles on F-18s for Long-Range Strike

F/A-18 with test JASSMs(click to view full) In March 2005, Lockheed Martin’s AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-off Missile (or JASSM) cruise missile won the competition with Boeing’s SLAM-ER and the Taurus KEPD 350 for the AIR 5418 Follow-on Standoff Weapon (FOSOW) requirement. This marks the first international sale of this stealthy cruise missile, which was originally […]

Boeing Just Lost a Huge Defense Contract Thanks to Ed Snowden

About $4 billion. That's how much Edward Snowden just cost defense contractor Boeing. After a lengthy courtship with the Brazilian government, Boeing looked set to sell 36 F-18 fighter jets to the Brazilian Air Force. The value of that...Show More Summary

Pentagon Awards Boeing $873 Million F-18 Upgrade Contract

Customers include U.S. Navy, and also the militaries of Australia, Canada, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Switzerland.

Child Warfare: Dogfighting Brothers

The pitched battle over a shrinking defense budget has crossed a new threshold as Boeing has released a TV ad that features two young boys debating the merits of Boeing’s legacy F-18 fighter and Lockheed Martin’s fledgling F-35 aircraft. Show More Summary

CNN: NORAD’s Santa Claus Tracker Gets ‘Operational Feel’ Complete with F-18 Fighter Escort

8 months agoNews : Mediaite

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been providing Americans with a bit of holiday cheer for years with their “Santa Tracker” service. The feature supposedly uses global military radar installations to track Santa Clause’s progress as he travels around the world delivering presents to children. Show More Summary

Boeing Wins $76 Million in Defense Contracts to Upgrade Navy F-18s

Dozens of retrofit kits to be supplied to the Navy to accord with new engineering changes.

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