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BREAKING: Swiss selection makes Saab Gripen an export ‘ace’

Switzerland has reportedly made the first move to become the fifth country outside Sweden to acquire the Saab Gripen fighter. If export sales were dogfight kills, the Gripen would now be an ace. [Update: Counting the Gripen sale to the UK Empire Test Pilot School, Switzerland is actually the sixth export customer. The foreign air […]

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VIDEO: Super Hornet narrowly avoids carrier deck calamity

At precisely 16:14 local time somewhere at sea on 25 September, two flight deck crew members decided to cross an active runway. It was precisely at that moment a Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet came in to land. With the aircraft nose tilted upward, the pilot appears to have no way of seeing these two flight […]

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Aero India: Guided tour of the souped-up Super Hornet [VIDEO]

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Super Hornet price tag spiraling … downward?

Photo: Boeing Five billion dollar paydays are rare even for a US defense contractor, so Boeing is probably feeling pretty good today. The US Navy yesterday gave $5.3 billion to Boeing to build 124 F/A-18E/Fs and EA-18Gs over the next five years. That’s not quite as good as Lockheed Martin’s agreement last week on LRIP-4 […]

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