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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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