To strengthen the military supremacy of the ‘superpowers’, modern and advance fighter aircraft were developed and modified from time to time. As the US Senate votes to cut military spending on the
$350 million F-22 fighter, here’s a look at the military aircraft with the biggest price tags
No 10. F/A-18 Hornet: $94 million
First entering service in the 1980s, the twin-engine fighter plane was the U.S.’s first strike fighter — an aircraft capable of attacking both ground and aerial targets. It has seen action in Operation Desert Storm and as the aircraft of the Navy’s Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron. The F/A-18 is also used by Canada, Australia, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Spain and Switzerland.
No 9. EA-18G Growler: $102 million
Hot off the presses, the Growler is a lightly armed version of the F/A-18 fighter that has been updated for electronic warfare (it is currently being delivered to the Navy). Growlers are capable of not only finding and disrupting anti-aircraft radar, but also jamming enemy communications.