Tag: F/A-18 Hornet

The Blue Angels were formed in 1946, making it the second oldest aerobatic demonstration team in the world, after the French Patrouille de France Taken on Mar. 6, 2017, the cool composite image in this post shows the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, number 1 jet on the flight line at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, Calif.. The Blue...
The Paragon direct attack munition is an affordable, effective alternative to current dual-mode weapons Lockheed Martin has announced in a press release that its Dual Mode Plus laser-guided bomb (LGB) will be branded Paragon. The Paragon direct attack munition is an affordable, effective alternative to current dual-mode weapons. "The new brand Paragon exemplifies a model of excellence, and reflects the system's performance...
"Bringing together 4th and 5th generation aircraft is critical for Australia because we will have F/A-18s and F-35s working together," RAAF 75 SQN commander Mick Grant As the Australian International Airshow is underway at Avalon airport, U.S. and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fighter squadron leaders discussed interoperability and tactical integration at RAAF Base Tindal Feb. 24 as their combined Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC)...
The F-22s are scheduled to be in Australia through the beginning of March As reported by Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs in the article Raptors arrive at RAAF Base Tindal for Enhanced Air Cooperation Initiative, the last wave of U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptors from the 90th Fighter Squadron (FS) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER),...
U.S. Marine Corps aircrews didn't meet their goal of flight hours since 2012 As reported by Marine Corps Times, Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) deputy commandant for Aviation, disclosed that the AV-8B Harrier that crashed in Sep. 2016, off Okinawa had went into a spin. “That bothers me because I grew up flying Harriers,” Davis said....
The delays in the fielding of the Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II have left the U.S. Navy facing a shortfall of about 70 fighter jets in coming years The U.S. Navy is facing a potential shortfall of around 70 carrier-borne fighters in the upcoming years. To fill this gap the service, which plans to retire its aged fleet of F/A-18 "legacy"...
The F/A-18 fighter jets will reach the end of their lifespans of 5,000 flight hours in 2025 On. Nov. 21, 2016, Swiss Defence Minister Guy Parmelin revealed that his ministry will seek permission from Parliament next year for $486 million to extend the lifespan of the Swiss Air Force F/A-18 Hornet fleet. In fact as reported by Swissinfo.ch the F/A-18 fighter...
This year's edition of Cope West was quite unique because was focused on fighter operations As told by Cpl. Aaron Henson in the article PACIFIC AIR FORCES, US MARINE CORPS CONCLUDE EXERCISE COPE WEST 17 the F/A-18D Hornets belonging to Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 225 "Vikings" concluded exercise Cope West 17 at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia, on...
Boeing will complete the F/A-18s modernization at Naval Air Station (NAS) Cecil Field near Jacksonville, Fla. The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) is facing a critical shortage of operational fighters. In fact the Marine Corps aviation is pushing the so-called "C+ Program" a plan that will see Boeing taking 30 retired F/A-18C Hornets and upgrade them to the most state-of-the-art platform, creating...

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