F/A-18 Super Hornet

US Navy F/A-18F WSO tells the story of the four simultaneous Super Hornet Sonic Booms that no one saw

US Navy F/A-18F WSO tells the story of the four simultaneous Super Hornet Sonic Booms that no one saw

‘We were a flight of 4 F/A-18Fs out of Key West destined for New Orleans. Traveling across the Gulf of… Read More

1 year ago

Here’s why this Top Gun: Maverick scene is Impossible According to a real-life Fighter Pilot

Top Gun: Maverick took some creative liberties, and according to one real-life fighter pilot, at least one aerial maneuver in… Read More

1 year ago

Naval Aviator explains why Russian 4th Gen Fighter Jets don’t have a chance against US 4th Gen Fighter Jets

‘We can shoot them when and where we choose and they have little to nothing to counter what we can… Read More

1 year ago

Bye-Bye Super Hornet! Boeing to cease production of F/A-18 in 2025 unless India buys it

Boeing expects to complete new-build production of the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft in late 2025 following delivery of the… Read More

1 year ago

Meet the all-female Navy aviation team that conducted the flyover at Super Bowl LVII commemorating 50 years of women flying in the US Navy

Three US Navy tactical aircraft squadrons conducted an integrated flyover at the conclusion of the National Anthem during Super Bowl… Read More

1 year ago

Congressional Budget Office found that the Super Hornet is aging faster than the Legacy Hornet

A report by the Congressional Budget Office found that the Super Hornet fleet has lower availability rates when compared to… Read More

1 year ago

F-35Cs, F/A-18Fs and EA-18Gs to Perform Super Bowl LVII Flyover To commemorate 50 years of women flying in the US Navy

The formation will feature F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from the “Argonauts” of VFA-147, EA-18G Growlers from the “Vikings”… Read More

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Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation raises concerns over of the US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet IRST Block II

The F/A-18 Super Hornet Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Block II operational testing is delayed until 2QFY24 due to hardware… Read More

1 year ago

Naval Aviator who took part in first F/A-18E combat mission tells the story of Super Hornet’s combat debut

The OSW sortie of Nov. 6, 2002 was doubly significant, as it was the first strike conducted by aircraft from… Read More

1 year ago

AGM-88G AARGM-ER successfully engages moving maritime target on 4th flight test

The US Navy launched the AGM-88G AARGM-ER from an F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft successfully engaging an operationally-representative, moving maritime target.… Read More

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Retired Navy Captain Dan Pedersen, the Naval Officer who created TOPGUN, flies in a Blue Angels F/A-18 Super Hornet

Capt. Brian Kesselring, a former TOPGUN instructor himself and now flight leader and commanding officer of the Blue Angels had… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy Super Hornet makes first flight with Litening targeting pod. The Litening will replace the ATFLIR legacy targeting pods on the F/A-18 fleet.

Northrop Grumman’s Litening advanced targeting pod has successfully completed its first test flights on the US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet.… Read More

2 years ago

Forget the F/A-18 Super Hornet: A B-2 Spirit paired with Massive Ordnance Penetrator would likely get the job done in Top Gun: Maverick. Here’s how.

In reality, in Top Gun: Maverick a B-2 stealth bomber would likely get the job done with a Massive Ordnance… Read More

2 years ago

USNS Mendonca Transports Recovered Navy F/A-18E Aircraft to the US. The Super Hornet Blew off Deck of USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier in July.

The civilian mariners who crew Military Sealift Command’s Bob Hope-class USNS Mendonca (T-AKR 303), a large, medium speed roll-on, roll-off… Read More

2 years ago

F/A-18E Super Hornet Blown off Deck of USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier recovered

The F/A-18E Super Hornet blown off the deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) aircraft carrier on Jul. 8, 2022… Read More

2 years ago

Video shows Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet Successfully Completing Carrier Compatibility in India

The F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornet can act as a force multiplier for the Indian Navy as it interfaces with… Read More

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