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How to build F/A-18F Super Hornet in 3 minutes, 32 seconds

Boeing released this video yesterday as part of the unveiling of the first of 24 F/A-18Fs ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force, the first export customer for the Super Hornet.

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Boeing shows off sexy new fighter concept

SAINT LOUIS, Missouri — Boeing Phantom Works has revealed a new concept image for an F/A-XX fighter to replace the F/A-18E/F fleet after about 10-15 more years. The two-seat, twin-engine, tailless concept is advertised in the chart below as a “sixth-generation” fighter. The notional — and evolving — definition for a sixth-generation includes such technologies […]

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Boeing unveils first F/A-18F in Australian colors

SAINT LOUIS, Missouri — Boeing unveiled the first of 24 F/A-18Fs ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in a ceremony this morning in St. Louis, Missouri. The event drew hundreds of Boeing factory employees and RAAF officials, including Air Marshall Mark Binskin, Australia’s air force chief. Binskin said the F/A-18F will help the […]

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Should JSF go the way of Comanche?

Within the past 10 days, we’ve learned that CSIS thinks the US military can’t buy the aircraft it needs and, even if they could, RAND doubts those aircraft are up to the job.So it’s great timing this week for the annual convention by the Association of the US Army (AUSA) to roll into town.The sweeping […]

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Brazil fighter buyers reject SU-35, Typhoon and F-16

Three of the six bidders who responded in July to Brazil’s tender for at least 36 (and possibly 120) multi-role fighters will advance to the final round of the competition. The Brazilian Air Force announced the three teams advancing today (warning: Portugese language link — use Google translator): Boeing F/A-18E/F, Dassault Rafale and Saab Gripen. […]

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US House backs F/A-18E/F Super Hornet extension

Approved US defense spending bills this week move the Boeing F/A-18E/F one step closer to a multi-year procurement deal that could add two years to the life of the program — and potentially complicate the timing of the F-35C carrier-based variant. Congress encouraged the US Navy to budget for a third multi-year procurement deal in […]

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Is there a vast (Hornet wing?) conspiracy against F-35? Maj Gen Davis thinks so!

Maj Gen Charles Davis has famously accused Boeing of spreading “lies and half-truths” about the F-35, the program he happens to own. Now, Davis also thinks the Aussies and the Center for Defense Information may be on a (larger, perhaps) conspiracy to thwart a pending batch of contract signings. I am reminded of an old […]

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