Tag: F/A-18D Hornet

USMC ready to deploy APKWS on F/A-18 Hornet
VMFA-115 received APKWS in February and all of the weapons fired during training directly impacted the final aim point The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) has been delivered to VMFA-115 and according Lt. Col Jon "TAG" Curtis, the squadron commanding officer, the unit’s F/A-18s recently fired the weapon during practice. “This is an incredible weapons system that our most experienced...
While the F/A-18D was performing a training sortie along with two F-5 Tigers over France’s Jura region one of its engines stalled but the stall warnings did not activate until 24 seconds later The Swiss military has enlisted the help of U.S. Navy and Boeing to investigate the cause of the crash of an F/A-18D in October, 2015. According to Swissinfo.ch, while...
To become a designated Marine Corps F/A-18 aviator almost four years of training are required Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 “Sharpshooters,” is the largest F/A-18 Hornet squadron in the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC). The unit is part of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3rd MAW) and is based at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California. As explained by Lance Cpl. Liah...
This year's edition of Cope West was quite unique because was focused on fighter operations As told by Cpl. Aaron Henson in the article PACIFIC AIR FORCES, US MARINE CORPS CONCLUDE EXERCISE COPE WEST 17 the F/A-18D Hornets belonging to Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 225 "Vikings" concluded exercise Cope West 17 at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia, on...

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