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Super-jet-escort: Swiss fighter-jets practice interception maneuvers on Czech govt plane - media
A plane carrying a Czech parliamentary delegation appears to have been escorted through Swiss airspace by no less than two supersonic fighter-jets. Local media claim the “interception” was actually a drill that the Czechs had agreed to. Read Full Article at RT.com
459 points by Russia Today | Czech Republic Swiss Air Force Switzerland F/A-18 Hornet Parliamentary system Germany European Union German language
Lockheed transferring production site for F-16s
The F-16 production line in Fort Worth, Texas, will move to South Carolina to make room for production of the F-35, Lockheed Martin announced this week.
-1 points by UPI | F-16 Fighting Falcon F-35 Lightning II Lockheed Martin Fighter aircraft F-22 Raptor Northrop Grumman Lockheed Martin Aeronautics F/A-18 Hornet
Military services detail plans for $30B budget boost
The plans represent an attempt by the Defense Department to halt an erosion of the military’s readiness for combat        
-2 points by The Detroit News | United States Marine Corps Military United States Navy F-35 Lightning II Royal Marines Armed forces F/A-18 Hornet Royal Air Force
Pentagon, Lockheed Martin reach agreement for 90 F-35 jets
Ryan MaassFeb. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has reached an agreement with Lockheed Martin for the next 90 F-35 jets in a move officials say lowers the price for the jet.
9 points by UPI | F-35 Lightning II Fighter aircraft F-22 Raptor F-16 Fighting Falcon Lockheed Martin F/A-18 Hornet F/A-18E/F Super Hornet United States Marine Corps
State Dept. approves sale of 40 F/A-18 fighters to Kuwait
Ryan MaassWASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $10.1 billion foreign military sale of 40 F/A-18 aircraft to the government of Kuwait.
5 points by UPI | United Press International F/A-18 Hornet International News Service News World Communications F-35 Lightning II Close air support United States William Randolph Hearst