Tag: F/A-18 Super Hornet

“Top Gun: Maverick footage is out of this world,” Jon Hamm says
"It's very cool – the technology involved with putting cameras in F-18 Super Hornets is pretty cool. I'm excited for people to see it," Top Gun: Maverick star Jon Hamm. Top Gun: Maverick footage left Jon Hamm with his "chin on the ground." Speaking to Digital Spy for the upcoming Good Omens adaptation in fact,...
Boeing Receives Second U.S. Navy Contract for F/A-18 Service Life Modification to extend the life of existing Super Hornets from 6,000 to 10,000 flight hours
The San Antonio Service Life Modification line is scheduled to receive its first Super Hornet in June, and a total of 23 Super Hornets over the course of this contract. Boeing has received a one-year contract, which also includes a one-year option for 2020, to continue modernizing the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 fleet under...
Boeing pitches Block III Super Hornet to Switzerland
“The Rhino is combat proven and is capable to defeat any threat in the air-to-air arena. The Block III Super Hornet is the best choice for Switzerland,” U.S. Navy Capt Kevin McLaughlin. As already reported Switzerland kicked off the fly competition for the five types of combat aircraft under consideration (Eurofighter Typhoon, the...
Canada to launch a new fighter competition again in May
Saab will compete with its JAS-39E Gripen. Lockheed Martin will again pitch its F-35 stealth fighter. Boeing is in line to offer the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Airbus Military plans to offer its Eurofighter Typhoon. Canadian government will be calling for a tender to buy new fighters by the end of next month.
Report on U.S. Navy F/A-XX Next Generation Fighter will be ready in Summer
The F/A-XX air-dominance fighter will be a sixth-generation aircraft that eventually will replace the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter in the Navy’s carrier air wings. Rear Admiral Scott D. Conn, director of Air Warfare in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, said on Apr. 4 that the analysis of alternatives (AoA) for U.S....
USS Ronald Reagan carrier scrambles multiple F/A-18s to intercept Russian Tu-95 bombers near North Korea
40,000 pounds of Rhino with motors screaming at full power was yanked down the 300 feet of catapult in a violent acceleration from zero to 170 miles per hour in just two seconds... Francesco “Paco” Chierici is a former U.S. Naval Aviator with 3,000 flying hours and produced the award winning naval aviation...
Rhino Vs Tiger: Former U.S. Naval Aviator describes intense air engagement between an F/A-18F aircrew and adversary F-5s
Silvers stared at the F-5 in the left corner of her Head-Up-Display. The details were mesmerizing, and coming into focus as she streaked ever closer: single tail, missiles on both wingtips, foreign-looking paint scheme. Francesco “Paco” Chierici is a former U.S. Naval Aviator with 3,000 flying hours and produced the award winning...
“We buy F-15EX to keep industrial diversity,” Pentagon Official Says
An upgraded F-16 would mean another Lockheed Martin aircraft, and the DoD wants to maintain a balance between the two largest defense companies. According to a U.S. senior defense official, the Defense Department didn’t propose adding an upgraded F-16 Fighting Falcon into its inventory instead the F-15EX fourth-gen plus aircraft it is...
Former U.S. Naval Aviator explains how to perform a Rhino Sierra Hotel Break
As the near end of the runway disappeared below the pointy nose of his Rhino, Slammer snapped to the left, one wing pointed straight at the earth, the other up to the heavens. Then he pulled back on the stick, quick yet smooth, grunting as speed and back-stick squatted the jet into a tight, seven-and-a-half G...
Boeing receives U.S. Navy contract to convert Block II Super Hornets to a new Block III configuration
Boeing will begin converting existing Block II Super Hornets to Block III early in the next decade. The fighter’s life also will be extended from 6,000 hours to 10,000 hours. With a three-year contract award for 78 F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets, Boeing will play a vital role in the U.S. Navy’s...

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