Australia’s air force chief is still optimistic that his country will eventually order 100 Lockheed Martin F-35s, even though the government is currently looking at ordering 24 additional Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets in light of delays with F-35 development. The government in December issued a letter of request for 24 more F/A-18 Super Hornets. Asked if an order for more Super Hornets means Australia will buy fewer F-35s, Air Marshall Geoff Brown says, “I still see us eventually having ...

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