Introduced in 1978 as a multi-mission aircraft, the F/A-18 Hornet was designed to be affordable in development and production, and even more importantly, affordable in life-cycle costs, where the key to success is improved reliability and maintainability.
These goals have been achieved by this proven platform that will serve our nation well into the 21st century.
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