In his speech at Boeing Aircraft, President Donald Trump hinted at a big order for the F/A-18 Super Hornet. This is in line with his concerns over the Lockheed Martin F-35 program. The F-35 is 50% over budget and has had rough development problems. This is a tough love message to be viewed by all government contractors. We need more of this.
As Written By Thomas Phippen for the Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump said he’s ‘looking seriously at a big order’ the Boeing Co. F/A-18 Super Hornets, which could be a way to purchase fewer of the often-criticized F-35 fighter jets.
During a trip to Boeing’s Charleston, S.C. plant, Trump floated the idea of purchasing more Super Hornets in a speech to the crowd, an apparent attempt to deliver the best military equipment to the military at a lower cost to taxpayers.
“By the way, do you care if we use the F-18 Super Hornets?” Trump said the crowd at the Boeing factory. “We are looking seriously at a big order,” Trump said.
Trump has threatened to purchase more Boeing’s F-18s over Lockheed’s F-35 since December, when he called the fifth-generation fighter jet program as too expensive on Twitter. He also asked Boeing to price out to price-out costs of building a F-18 Super Hornet that could be comparable to competitor….
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