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Working Group Proposes Multi-Role Fighters to Replace Finnish F/A-18 Aircraft

Working Group Proposes Multi-Role Fighters to Replace Finnish F/A-18 Aircraft

The working group which was set up to make a preliminary assessment of how to replace the operational capability of the Air Force F/A-18 aircraft proposes procurement of multi-role fighters. The capabilities of multi-role fighters would be complemented with air […]


US F-18 fighter crashes in Gulf, crew rescued: Navy

US F-18 fighter crashes in Gulf, crew rescued: Navy

A US F-18 fighter jet crashed in the Gulf after taking off from an aircraft carrier on Tuesday but both crew members survived without major injuries, military officers said Tuesday. The Super Hornet aircraft had launched from the USS Theodore […]


Test Flight Confirms Suitability of Latest Raytheon AESA for Hornet Upgrades

Test Flight Confirms Suitability of Latest Raytheon AESA for Hornet Upgrades

A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the combat relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft for 15 to 20 years. Hornet fleets upgrading to the new APG-79V(X) radar will receive […]


Airbus A400M Refuels Two F-18 Fighters Simultaneously

A400M‬ refuels two F-18 fighters simultaneously

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has further proved its credentials as a tanker by successfully demonstrating simultaneous air-to-air refueling of two F/A-18 fighters. In the course of four flights, the A400M performed 74 contacts and dispensed 27.2 tonnes of […]


CAB show episode 1 part 2: F-15 VS Su-27, F-16 & F-18 VS Mig-29, and F-22 VS T-50 PAK FA

CAB show episode 1 part 2: F-15 VS Su-27, F-16 & F-18 VS Mig-29, and F-22 VS T-50 PAK FA

Sorry for the delay, but Episode 1 part of the CAB Show is finally here!


Latest Raytheon AESA Radar Soars in Flight Test

Latest Raytheon AESA Radar Soars in Flight Test

A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter/attack jets, including: extended detection ranges simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities production of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar […]


Finnish Defence Forces to Replace Aging Hornet Fighter Fleet

Finnish Defence Forces to Replace Aging Hornet Fighter Fleet

The Ministry of Defence has commissioned a working group to investigate what type of air defence system Finland needs in the future. Replacing the aging Hornet fighter fleet will cost an estimated 6 billion euros. Owing to the hefty price […]


Two US Navy jets crash in West Pacific: 1 pilot injured, 1 missing

Two US Navy jets crash in West Pacific: 1 pilot injured, 1 missing

Two US Navy F/A-18 Hornets have crashed in the western Pacific Ocean, the US Navy has confirmed. One pilot has been rescued, while the second is still missing. “Two F/A-18 Hornets from Carrier Air Wing 17 embarked on the aircraft […]


Canada Deploys Six CF-18s to Romania

Canada Deploys Six CF-18s to Romania

Today, the Hon. Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, announced six CF-18 fighter aircraft will leave tomorrow morning for Romania as part of the Government of Canada’s contributions to NATO measures to reassure Allies in Central and Eastern Europe. The […]


France loses out on Brazil jets deal: report

France loses out on Brazil jets deal: report

France will lose out in its bid to win a multibillion-dollar fighter jet contract with Brazil, the Folha de Sao Paulo daily reported Saturday. The newspaper set France’s $4 billion proposal for 36 Rafale fighter jets, from a consortium led […]


 
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