Tag: F/A-18F Super Hornet

Maverick Still Feels The Need for Speed: Check Out the Official Top Gun Sequel Trailer
Top Gun: Maverick will hit theaters on Jun. 26, 2020. Check out the official Top Gun: Maverick Trailer starring Tom Cruise! Tom Cruise stars in the sequel to the 1986 action drama Top Gun, Top Gun 2. According to the trailer description in this film, Maverick (played by Cruise) is called back into action...
That time the U.S. Navy recovered an F/A-18F Super Hornet wreckage from the sea
After the wreckage of the F/A-18F Super Hornet had been pulled out of the sea was lowered inverted onto a collection of wooden pallets. Taken on Jul. 22, 2015 the interesting pictures in this post show the successful salvage an F/A-18F Super Hornet lost at sea aboard USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168)....
Luftwaffe Tornado fighter bombers lack updated encryption device for secure comms
5.64 billion Euros are required for operations while 1.62 billion Euros are needed to design replacements for obsolete parts and another 1.58 billion Euros to procure those parts. A classified German military document viewed by Reuters says the country needs more than $9 billion to operate its Tornado fighter fleet till 2030.
The unknown story of the four simultaneous F/A-18F Super Hornet Sonic Booms that no one saw
“In my 13 years of flying jet fighters for the Navy, this is easily the coolest thing I've seen, but no one in the flight had a camera,” LCDR Andy "Skirt" Mickley, F/A-18F WSO with VFA-22 Fighting Redcocks. The beautiful artwork in this post was painted by Wade Meyers (be sure to visit...
Hornets’ Nest: Cool video shows U.S. Navy Strike Fighters thundering trough Star Wars Canyon
Here’s something you don’t see every day. Filmed by our friend Dafydd Philips, the cool clip in this post features F/A-18F Super Hornets belonging to VFA-154 ‘Black Knights’ and to VFA-122, ‘Flying Eagles’, both based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore along with EA-18G Growlers from VX-9 ‘The Vampires’ out at Naval...
Boeing Offers EA-18G Growler to Finland
In addition to the U.S. Navy, the EA-18G Growler is flown by the Royal Australian Air Force. Boeing and the U.S. Navy have received U.S. Department of Defense approval to offer the EA-18G Growler to Finland. Previously only Australia had been authorized to purchase the airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft.
Germany should buy both Eurofighter and F-35 to replace Tornado fighter bombers
The decision marks a big setback for Lockheed that had hoped to add to recent F-35 sales to other European countries Germany has further shortlisted the Eurofighter and the F/A-18 as potential candidates to replace its Tornado fighter-bomber, knocking Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter out of a tender worth billions of euros,...
Top Gun: Maverick to feature the iconic F-14 Tomcat
According to some Facebook rumors, the F-14 Tomcat in Top Gun: Maverick will play the role of enemy aircraft The interesting photos in this post show Tom Cruise and Miles Teller on location for ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘ in Lake Tahoe. As reported by Hollywood Pipeline (click here to check out more photos), Cruise,...
Maverick Down? Tom Cruise dives through the snow in Lake Tahoe for intense Top Gun 2 scenes
The actor appeared to be filming a dramatic scene (possibly after having ejected from his aircraft), as he also donned his famed red and white helmet as he fell through the snow Tom Cruise has been busy filming the Top Gun sequel since September, 32 years after the original action movie was released.
Video shows Tom Cruise riding motorcycle around airfield on the set of Top Gun Sequel
Tom Cruise was snapped speeding up and down an airfield, just as he did on a Kawasaki Ninja in the 1986 original Taken on Jun. 1, 2018 the video in this post shows Tom Cruise riding a motorcycle around airfield as Maverick in first pictures from Top Gun: Maverick set. The 55-year-old was snapped speeding up and down an airfield, just...