F/A-18F Super Hornet

EA-18G pilot explains why the F/A-18 Super Hornet wings when folded are not closer to the wing root

EA-18G pilot explains why the F/A-18 Super Hornet wings when folded are not closer to the wing root

The F/A-18 Super Hornet The F/A-18E and F/A-18F are designed to meet current Navy fighter escort and interdiction mission requirements,… Read More

7 months ago

The F/A-18 Super Hornet is the first US Navy aircraft to get GBU-53/B StormBreaker SDB II smart weapon

F/A-18 Super Hornet to carry GBU-53/B StormBreaker SDB II The US Navy is set to field the GBU-53/B StormBreaker Small… Read More

7 months ago

USS Nimitz records 350,000th arrested aircraft landing, the first active US Navy aircraft carrier to reach this milestone

USS Nimitz is the first active US Navy carrier in the Fleet to reach this milestone. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower… Read More

1 year ago

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

RAAF has taken delivery of a single Boeing EA-18G to replace a Growler lost in an accident at Nellis AFB in 2018

The RAAF has taken delivery of a single Boeing EA-18G Growler to replace an aircraft lost in a 2018 accident.… 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

1 year ago

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

ANG F-15C pilot explains how he was able to score a gun kill against a TOPGUN student F/A-18F in a Mock Dogfight

“From the control zone, I was able to get a gun shot on the F/A-18F before we had to terminate… Read More

1 year 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

2 years ago

VFA-11 Red Rippers make a US Navy first by having their CO F/A-18 Super Hornet (normally a ‘101’ MODEX) permitted to carry the two-digit MODEX of ‘11’

VFA-11 Red Rippers have made a US Navy first by having their CO F/A-18F Super Hornet jet (normally a ‘101’… Read More

3 years ago

Lockheed Martin integrates Sniper pod with Kuwait Air Force F/A-18 Super Hornet

Lockheed Martin, in conjunction with the US Navy, completed its first flight test integrating Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod with the… Read More

3 years ago

US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet completes Two Free Flight Test Shots of upgraded AIM-120D-3 AMRAAM

Combined with software upgrades, AIM-120D-3 AMRAAM will deliver advanced capabilities to improve missile effectiveness against advanced threats for Air Force,… Read More

3 years ago

US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet successfully executes the final shot in the Integrated Test Program of the AIM-120D SIP-3

This shot enables AIM-120D SIP-3 to enter dedicated operational test with planned fielding of enhanced warfighting capabilities in early 2022.… Read More

3 years ago

First production EA-18G is the first Growler to receive capabilities common with the F/A-18F Super Hornet Block III upgrades

The modifications are focused on updating the jets’ structural and mission systems architecture, enabling future capability growth for the Navy’s… Read More

3 years ago

Video shows RAAF F/A-18F crew members ejecting during their Super Hornet take-off run

The F/A-18F continued on with no one at the controls until it left the runway and crashed its nose onto… Read More

4 years ago