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Tag: F/A-18 Legacy Hornet

Swiss Air Force evaluates Dassault Rafale Omnirole aircraft to replace its ageing fighter fleet
The Dassault Rafale, with its “Omnirole” capabilities, is the right answer to the capability approach selected by the Swiss Government. As already reported Switzerland kicked off the fly competition for the five types of combat aircraft under consideration (Eurofighter Typhoon, the Boeing F-18 Super Hornet, the Dassault Rafale, the Lockheed Martin F-35A and the...
Former Blue Angel talks about Team's Transition to Super Hornet and new Airshow Routine
One maneuver is likely to be modified or dropped: one proposal is for the diamond and solos to each drop one maneuver in order to streamline the show and improve the flow during the routine As we have already explained, the Blue Angels are slated to upgrade from the F/A-18 Legacy Hornet...
Marines' F/A-18C/D Hornets to be upgraded with AESA radar
Raytheon will begin delivering APG-79(v)4 radars in 2020 and complete deliveries by 2022 The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) selected Raytheon's APG-79(v)4 AESA radar to equip its F/A-18C/D Legacy Hornet fleet. Raytheon will begin delivering radars in 2020 and complete deliveries by 2022. The APG-79(v)4 is a scaled...
s Farewell to the F/A-18C Legacy Hornet
“The Hornet is known as many things,” said Cmdr. Mathis. “Legacy, highly reliable, multi-role attack fighter… but to us, she will always be an old friend,” Cmdr William Mathis, CO of VFA-34 Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 hosted a sundown ceremony and fly-over for the F/A-18C Legacy Hornet aircraft at Naval Air...
Last U.S. Navy F/A-18C Legacy Hornet squadron returns to NAS Oceana after historic deployment
VFA-34 ‘Blueblasters’ is the last combat unit within the service to operate the Legacy Hornet The U.S. Navy is planning to fly an operational F/A-18C for the last time on Feb. 1 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana. Strike Fighter Squadron 34 (VFA-34) ‘Blueblasters’ is the last combat...
New Sequestration could cut Blue Angels' 2020 season
The cuts would go well beyond the Blue Angels, forcing the Marine Corps to make structural changes As reported by Defense News, if the U.S. Defense Department gets hit with sequestration again in 2020, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, won’t be hitting the air show circuit, according to a...
Boeing receives contract to convert 11 F/A-18E/Fs into Blue Angel configuration
Starting from 2022, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be flying the F/A-18E during airshows Starting from 2022, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be flying the F/A-18E during airshows. Boeing has received a $17 million contract to convert nine F/A-18Es and 2 F/A-18Fs into the Blue Angel configuration. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to...
Cool video shows RCAF CF-18 strike fighters passing for the very first time through Mach Loop
The RCAF 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet too has taken part in low level training in Mach Loop Here's another cool clip filmed by Dafydd Philips. The video features not only U.S. Navy Boeing F/A-18 Legacy and Super Hornet strike fighters thundering through Star Wars Canyon, California but also for the very first time Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18s passing...
Last U.S. Navy F/A-18C Legacy Hornet squadron returns to NAS Oceana after historic deployment
This was VFA-34's final deployment flying the F/A-18C Legacy Hornet. They'll be the last U.S. Navy squadron to transition to the F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 'Blueblasters' returned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana on Apr. 11, 2018 after a historic record-setting deployment. The unit in January to join their air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW)...
Marines' F/A-18C/D Hornets to be upgraded with AESA radar
A total of 98 AESA radars are to be procured to cover seven fleet squadrons of 12 F/A-18C/D aircraft each plus 14 spare systems Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has issued a request for information (RFI) on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), seeking for a new  Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for the latter’s F/A-18C/D fleet. The service is shopping...

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